Using video surveillance to prove an employee abused her medical leave did not violate the FMLA, a federal court in Delaware has ruled.
Emailing notices to employees or posting them on a company website may satisfy some federal workplace notice-posting requirements - as long as certain conditions are met, says the US Department of Labor.
Telehealth visits are deemed "in-person" visits with a health provider under the FMLA for determining if an employee has a serious health condition.
The DOL has issued revised rules on leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act FFCRA in response to a federal district court ruling that struck down some of the previous rules' provisions.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an employer that fired an employee after accommodating his leave request to care for his ailing grandfather did not discriminate or illegally retaliate against him.
The DOL said its new forms will "reduce the time users spend providing information, improve communications between leave applicants and administrators and reduce the likelihood of violations."
In a new opinion letter, the US Department of Labor responded to an employer whose employees are subject to collective bargaining agreements that provide job protection when they use employer-provided paid leave for certain medical and family reasons.
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