It likely comes as no surprise to you, but employees and their bosses have totally different opinions when it comes to theAct ( ).
Employees are happy with the 14-year-old law and want to expand it further to cover longer leaves and even paid leaves, as in many European countries. But employers argue that the law’s vague wording (and employees’ ability to play games with FMLA) are creating legal and productivity nightmares.
That’s the bottom line of a newly released U.S. Labor Department report that summarizes more than 15,000 public comments the agency received since last December on the FMLA’s effectiveness.
"This report is further evidence of the need for immediate action by the DOL to clarify the leave rules. It's time to restore clarity and fairness to the FMLA," said Susan Meisinger, CEO of the Society f...(register to read more)
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