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.
Attendance at Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings required under federal special education law is essential to an employee's ability to provide appropriate physical or psychological care to her children, according to a new opinion letter from the US Department of Labor.
Once an eligible employee communicates a need to take leave for an Family and Medical Leave Act-qualifying reason, neither the employee nor the employer may decline FMLA protection for that leave, according to a new opinion letter from the US Department of Labor.
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