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Employees can sign away past FMLA violations in Pennsylvania

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The U.S. Labor Department has announced it plans to update FMLA regulations to make it easier for employers to administer the law. The proposed regulations make it clear that employees will be able to settle past FMLA violation claims.

Now a recent case spells out under what circumstances a release will be contractually and legally binding under Pennsylvania law.

Recent case: Barbara Dougherty worked as a senior secretary for TEVA Pharmaceuticals, but her performance began to deteriorate. She claimed her supervisor was working with her family to get her back on medication to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Her supervisor suggested that Dougherty leave the company. TEVA offered Dougherty a severance package that included one month’s pay.

Dougherty went home. Then she called and said she might want to take a leave of absence. TEVA then offered two months’ pay as severance, which Dougherty accepted.
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