You have probably heard that the new
Under the original regulations, employees were expected to report their need for “as soon as practicable” if they couldn’t provide notice 30 days before they needed to miss work. The old regulations included interpretive examples and suggested that employees had a day or two to call in if they were out for FMLA protected reasons.
The new regulations eliminated the previous examples and substituted one that said employers could enforce their usual call-in rules, such as requiring employees to call in before missing a shift.
Employers rejoiced, assuming they could safely discharge employees who didn’t show up and didn’t call in.
A new case calls that assumption into question.
Recent case: James Randolph worked for Grange Mutual Casualty and had an problem. He was plac...(register to read more)
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