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Morristown NJ Requires Paid Sick Leave

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Family & Medical Leave|Tags: |

My "hometown" of Morristown NJ has jumped on the bandwagon of NJ municipalities that require by ordinance that private sector employers provide employees with paid sick leave.  (I put hometown in scare quotes because during my high school through law school years I lived in an adjoining town but had a Morristown mailing address.  It's [...]

Family Leave in NJ – There Is Information Available

By | August 24th, 2010|Categories: Family & Medical Leave|Tags: , , |

Many of the questions sent to this blog from our readers relate in some way to family leave.  Your employer's Human Resources department should be able to provide you with information, but here are some other good sources. For the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), try this. The NJ Family Leave Act (NJFLA)is a little [...]

Cancer in the Workplace

By | June 17th, 2010|Categories: ADA, Employment Law News, Family & Medical Leave|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last week I had the privilege of participating in a panel that taped a half hour show for Steve Adubato's "Caucus New Jersey," which is broadcast on the New Jersey Network.  The topic was "Cancer in the Workplace" and focused on the legal, business, social and emotional issues that arise when an employee deals with [...]

Posting & Withholding Requirements: NJ Paid Family Leave

By | November 26th, 2008|Categories: Employment Law News, Family & Medical Leave|Tags: , , , |

The recently enacted NJ Paid Family Leave Law provides employees with up to 6 weeks of paid leave to care for a seriously ill family member, or a new (including adopted) child.  Benefits will not be available until July 1, 2009.  However, two things will happen in the next month that businesses need to know about. [...]

New FMLA Decision on In Loco Parentis Status

By | October 2nd, 2008|Categories: Family & Medical Leave|Tags: , , , , , |

Martin v. Brevard County Public Schools is an interesting new case from the 11th Circuit on the FMLA.  It tells the story of how one Florida grandpa may prevail against his former employer for violation of his rights under the FMLA. The facts are clearly set out in the opinion.  In summary, Martin helped his [...]

FMLA Amended to Benefit Military Families

By | January 30th, 2008|Categories: Family & Medical Leave|

President Bush has signed an amendment of the Family & Medical Leave Act that will assist our military personnel and their families.  Here's an early report from Business Insurance. The bill "requires employers to offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to employees when a spouse, child or parent is on active duty or [...]

FMLA Benefits for a 7 Month Employee

By | January 23rd, 2007|Categories: Family & Medical Leave|

Under the Family & Medical Leave Act, employees qualify for leave benefits once they have been employed by a company for one year.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (which covers New York and New England) has ruled that a man who was employed only for seven months qualified for FMLA leave.  The [...]

New FMLA Regs?

By | January 18th, 2007|Categories: Family & Medical Leave|

The Family & Medical Leave Act is heating up as one of the most active areas of employment law.  The common issues: (1) what's a "serious medical condition" that qualifies an employee for leave, and (2) when is unscheduled intermittent leave appropriate? Here are the views of dueling management and plaintiff's attorneys, as reported in [...]

FMLA Not Violated by Bonus Proration

By | September 12th, 2006|Categories: Family & Medical Leave|

The U.S. Court of Appeals, which is the primary federal appellate court for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, has just decided an issue of national first impression. In Sommer v. The Vanguard Group the court confronted the interesting question whether an employee who took a leave of absence under the Family & Medical Leave Act [...]

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