Category Archives: FMLA

New Proposed Policy About Who is Family Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Department of Labor recently announced a proposal to extend protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages across the country. The proposal came in light of the United States Supreme … Continue reading

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The Interplay of the ADA and FMLA

Jill, an employee, has a serious health condition and is out on leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  As Jill nears the point of exhausting her 12 weeks of leave, she calls or emails her employer to say … Continue reading

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Individual Liability for Supervisors Under FMLA?

Can supervisors be held individually liable under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)?  A Massachusetts district court judge says yes, joining a growing majority of courts that have considered this issue and have found that supervisors may be held … Continue reading

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New FMLA Regulations Take Effect on March 8

The FMLA turned 20 years old this month and, with this birthday, comes new regulations pertaining to it, which the United States Department of Labor issued last week and take effect on March 8, 2013.  In celebration of the FMLA’s 20th … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Laws

On October 1, 2012, Connecticut will become the seventeenth state to legalize medical use of marijuana. Under this new law, Connecticut residents with a diagnosed debilitating medical condition such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to … Continue reading

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