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FMLA Needs in Law Firms

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), entitles eligible employees to unpaid, protected leave when dealing with certain family and medical events. These include personal health conditions or illness, those of a spouse, parents or child, and other events such as the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child. To be eligible, a company must employ 50 employees or more, although there are exceptions to this rule for public and local education facilities as well as for employees such as a flight crew. Similarly, there are differences in qualifying events for military families with deployment of the serviceman, illness, or injury of the serviceman or veteran amongst others being considered qualifying events. Serious illness or injury is defined as illness, injury, or impairment (mental or physical), which prevents the employee from performing their work responsibilities, requires an overnight stay in hospital, or ongoing care from their physician amongst other criteria. Continue reading...

FMLA Needs in Fitness Centers

There are many variances in the laws and definitions used within the Family and Medical Leave Act between states and even industries. Companies such as fitness centers, should be familiar with the FMLA and how it apples to their particular industry. Noncompliance can lead to serious repercussions, particularly for employers who discriminate or attempt to dissuade employees from exercising their right to family and medical leave. There are other obligations an employer must meet, including displaying the family and medical leave poster on their premise, even for employers who do not have eligible employees. Continue reading...

FMLA Needs in Super Market Chains

Supermarket chains are one example of an industry that is required to adhere to the Family and Medical Leave Act. Eligibility is determined if a chain employs 50 employees or more. If the company has several chains and a particular worksite or store does not employ 50 employees at that particular site, it must take into consideration other nearby sites that are part of its chain. For example, if the combined number of employees at two chains within a 75 mile radius employs 50 employees or more, the supermarket is considered a covered employer and must adhere to the FMLA. Continue reading...

FMLA Needs in education facilities

The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, applies to state, local, and federal-covered employees. Employees of local education agencies (public or private schools) also fall under this coverage. Family and medical leave for education facilities may vary slightly, and it is important for education facilities to be aware of their obligations to ensure that they are acting within the guidelines and avoid facing penalties for non-compliance Continue reading...

The Affordable Care Act for Large Business

The Affordable Care Act, ACA, will impact businesses differently depending on their size amongst many other factors. Business which employ 100 employees or more, are considered to be large employees and are considered to be the least affected as many already offer health care insurance. Continue reading...

FMLA Needs in the Restaurant Business

In 1993, the government provided minimum leave criteria for employees, under an act known as the Family and Medical Leave Act. Public and private employers who employ 50 or more workers, either within a single workplace or over several settings within a 75 mile radius, are covered under this act. Continue reading...


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