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Ask the attorney: Intermittent FMLA, compliance and hours reduction

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We asked our expert lawyer to answers a few HR professionals’ employment law questions.

Nancy Delogu is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney with Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest employment law firm. Nancy has extensive experience defending employers in employment disputes before federal and state courts on a variety of workplace issues, including harassment, discrimination, overtime, privacy and disability issues.

How would this baby-bonding time situation be covered?

Q: “A client (over 50 employees) hired an employee in March 2018. His live-in girlfriend had a baby in July 2018. He has requested intermittent FMLA starting in February 2019. He wants to take every Thursday and Friday off as FMLA to care for his daughter so his girlfriend can go to school. Does this qualify as FMLA? I understand that intermittent FMLA may not be taken for the care of a newborn. Would New York’s Paid Family Leave be applicable?...(register to read more)

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Teresa DiMarco February 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm

I am working full time, but on FMLA and trying to get SS Disability my employer is trying to displine me with write ups for lack of commission sales.
Can he fire me???

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