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Spring Cleaning: Time to Update Some FMLA and I-9 Forms & Posters

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

For lawyers, anytime there’s a change, it seems to be a big deal. But for employers, change is inevitable and part of business.  Indeed, if a new poster is required by employers, most employers simply shrug and order a new poster on the internet through a site like Gneil.com. My colleague, Jon Orleans (fresh off his… Continue Reading

A Look Back at Obama’s (First?) Four Years and Employment Law

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Labor Law & NRLB, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

Finally, today is Election Day.   And while the pundits tonight will all look forward to what the next four years might bring, it’s worth taking a quick peek back at Obama’s (first?) four years with a review of some of the posts from 2008-9. Before his term, there were predictions that he would be good… Continue Reading

BREAKING: DOL Proposes New FMLA Rules Impacting Military Leave

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour

The Department of Labor today proposed new regulations of the FMLA that would explain further the military family leave provisions and incorporate some special provisions for airline flight crews.  The new proposed regulations are in response to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 which amended the FMLA to extend the military caregiver… Continue Reading

FMLA Getting Tweaked Today Under New Bill Creating A New Challenge for Conn. Employers

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

Earlier this afternoon, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.  By doing so, he approved of several changes to the FMLA .  But before you rip up your existing FMLA policies, the provisions relate to the military-related leaves under the Act.  (H/T Ohio Employer’s Law Blog)  The changes as a whole expand the… Continue Reading

Government Nudges Employers to Support Military; Prepares DVD on Managing Military Employees Effectively

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

This past week, I received a DVD in the mail from an organization called Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). While I have several friends and relatives serving in the military, I must confess that I hadn’t heard much about them before. So what is ESGR?? Well, its a Department of Defense agency that… Continue Reading

Conn. Senate Passes Revisions to State FMLA; Would Extend Protections for Servicemembers and Families

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments

Late last week, the Connecticut Senate approved a measure that would permit an employee to take up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave from work to care for family members who may have been injured in the line of military duty.  The bill (Senate Bill 710) is now on the House’s calendar for a vote… Continue Reading

What Employers Need to Know About the New FMLA Regulations – Part III – Military Family Leaves

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

Continuing my series of posts on the new FMLA regulations (parts one and two can be found here), today I’ll address a big chunk of what the new regulations cover – Military Family Leave.    You may recall from a post earlier this year that Congress passed a new law that extended FMLA leave to military families in certain situations.  The… Continue Reading

New FMLA Regulations – What Employers Need to Know – Part I

Posted in Laws and Regulations

As I reported on Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor has released final regulations implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The regulations (which you can dowload here) become effective on January 16, 2009.  At 750 pages, you need a book just to summarize the changes (and I’m sure one of the legal book publishers… Continue Reading

New Final FMLA Regulations (Effective January 16, 2009) Now Available Electronically

Posted in Laws and Regulations

Following up on my earlier post about Monday’s official release of the new FMLA regulations, the regulations are now available electronically a few days before. You can download a copy here (though you are forewarned that it is over 700 pages long — about 2 MB).  A cursory review of the document shows that the first 550… Continue Reading

DOL Proposes Regulations for New FMLA Military Leave Provisions and Revises Existing FMLA Provisions: A Wrap-Up

Posted in Laws and Regulations

New week; new job.  But that hasn’t stopped news from happening. So we’ll be using this week to catch back up. First up: The Department of Labor has published its proposed new regulations for military leave FMLA.  But these regulations (topping 500 pages) also contain updates to earlier discussed revisions to the FMLA as well…. Continue Reading

Reminder – FMLA Amendments Regarding Military Leave Now Effective

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (NDAA) earlier this week, the new amendments to the FMLA for care of military members are now effective immediately.  For a full text of the FMLA, with the new amendments, the Department of Labor has posted it here. For a refresher to my prior posts, the… Continue Reading

New FMLA Regulations May Be on the Way; Senator Dodd Expresses Concern

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

The New York Times reported late last week that the Department of Labor is considering new regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act that would address concerns that employers have had about some employees are abusing the leave.  (H/T The Word on Employment Law) Under the new rules being discussed, employees would have to… Continue Reading

FMLA Military Leave – Passed (again) by Congress; President Signing Now Expected

Posted in Laws and Regulations

A couple of weeks after President Bush’s pocket veto of a defense bill that included expansion of FMLA for military leave, Congress has again passed a defense bill with the same FMLA provision.  President Bush is now expected to sign the measure because it does not contain certain language that he found objectionable (unrelated to… Continue Reading

Military Leave FMLA May be a Reality Soon

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

As I predicted last month, Congress will quickly take up the bill regarding defense spending (which also includes a provision for protected leave for military families) this week, when it opens its 2008 session.  The New York Times is reporting this morning that a resolution of the issues which resulted in the President’s pocket veto of the… Continue Reading

Pocket Veto of Expanded FMLA for Military Families — The Followup and Fallout

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments

Since I’m only by a computer for a few minutes this morning — still vacationing — I wanted to just highlight a few points from my brief post yesterday afternoon on the expected veto of the bill that contained the expanded leave for military families.  First, if you haven’t done so, you should check out… Continue Reading

FMLA Leave Expanded to Military Families as Part of Funding Bill; Signing Possible Soon

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

On Friday, Congress passed the first significant amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in over a decade.  The Bill still needs to be signed by President Bush in order for it to become effective.  The new bill, which has yet to be signed by President Bush, creates an additional category for the… Continue Reading