Care for healthy child wins FMLA coverage

  • November 01, 2002

The walls of employee FMLA protection have grown higher with a new court ruling that says a worker must be given leave to look after his healthy children while his wife...

‘Emotional caregivers’ win FMLA coverage

  • May 01, 2002

Truck driver Joseph Scamihorn Jr. saw his 73-year-old father fall into a deep depression soon after his daughter, Joseph's sister, was murdered. After notifying his...

‘Hybrid’ pay plan can kill exempt status

  • April 01, 2002

A full-time home health care nurse in Cleveland was required to complete at least 25 patient visits per week, for which she was paid on a per-visit fee basis. She also...

FMLA and HOLIDAY PAY

  • January 01, 2002

Q Our policy says an employee must work the workday before and after a holiday to receive holiday pay. If an employee is on Family and Medical Leave Act leave, is he...

Liability doesn’t stop at company door

  • December 01, 2001

The president of Windermere Relocation Services really wanted to win the Starbucks account. He told Maureen Little, the firm's top corporate services manager, that he...

You can correct FMLA mistakes

  • December 01, 2001

In golf, they call it a mulligan. Kids call it a "do-over." And in the world of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) administration, it can be legal to do an ...

Notify staff how you count FMLA year

  • October 01, 2001

Managers at America West warned Penny Bachelder that her attendance was a problem. She had taken lots of time off in the previous two years under the Family and Medical...