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Recent Posts in FMLA Category

Death in the Family is Not Automatic Grounds for FMLA Coverage

A death in the family is not automatic grounds for FMLA coverage. Presently, the FMLA does not provide for bereavement leave. There has been legislation proposed in Congress to amend the FMLA to ...
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3rd Circuit Rules Public Agency Supervisors Can Be Liable

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that supervisors at public agencies can be held individually liable for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The 3rd Circuit joined the 5th ...
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Liquidated Damages Under the FMLA

The FMLA allows a prevailing party to recover liquidated damages equal to the amount of damages provided by the jury for lost wages, plus interest. Liquidated damages results in the doubling of the ...
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Temporary Employee Status Counts Toward FMLA Eligibility

Time spent working for an employer as a temporary employee counts towards FMLA eligibility leave. Regardless of whether the employment relationship involves a staffing firm, a placement agency, or the ...
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Family and Medical Leave Lawsuits are on the Rise

Family and medical leave lawsuits are on the rise. According to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, lawsuits filed under the FMLA jumped to 877 in 2013 from 291 in 2012. The Family and ...
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FMLA Lawsuit Filed in Connecticut Federal Court

Sabatini and Associates has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Connecticut federal court against a major Connecticut employer. The lawsuit alleges that the employer unlawfully used our ...
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FMLA Lawsuit Filed In Connecticut Federal Court

Sabatini and Associates has filed a FMLA lawsuit on behalf of their client in Connecticut federal court. Our client worked for a large construction company. He suffered from a medical condition that ...
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FMLA Settlement Obtained by Attorney James Sabatini

Attorney James Sabatini recently secured a $90,000 settlement in a case involving Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) violations. Defendant's initial settlement offer was zero (0) dollars. Attorney ...
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FMLA Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

Attorney James Sabatini recently filed a lawsuit in Connecticut federal court alleging FMLA violations. Our client was denied medical leave under the FMLA and was then fired from his job. As a result ...
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Light Duty and the FMLA

Working light duty does not adversely affect an employee's FMLA. Time spent performing light duty work does not count against an employee's FMLA leave entitlement. Also, the employee's ...
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Employers Exposed To Legal Liability For Not Adopting Proper Procedures For Managing Employee Leaves

Employers that lack proper and comprehensive procedures for managing employee leaves are exposed to legal liability and damages. For example, if an employee is out on a medical leave of absence under ...
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Attorney James Sabatini Secures $100,000 FMLA & Disability Discrimination Settlement

Attorney James Sabatini recently secured a $100,000.00 settlement for a client in a FMLA and disability discrimination case. The settlement was obtained after suit was filed and written discovery had ...
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FMLA Leave Extends to "Non-Traditional" Parents

On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a clarification of definitions under Section 101(12) of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to ensure all employees who care for ...
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Important 2008 Amendments To FMLA

Two new categories of FMLA leave were created by a 2008 amendment: Injured Service Member Leave. Employees who are the spouse, parent, child or "next of kin" of a service member who suffers a serious ...
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