Under Oscar Mayer's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), paid sick leave doesn't start until at least the fourth day of absence. But Wisconsin's labor department says that under the state's, the company has to allow workers to substitute paid leave starting with day one, and a court upheld that regulation. (Kraft Foods Inc. v Wis. Dept. of Workforce Development, No. 00-1918, Wis. CA, 2001)
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- Beware hasty discipline for FMLA leave-takers
- Must we give FMLA leave to caretaker uncle?
- Feel free to deny employees' FMLA leave requests that aren't legitimate under the law
- Keep good records of employee leaves; workers have three years to file FMLA suits