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Death in the Family is Not Automatic Grounds for FMLA Coverage
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 provide for job-protected leave for a death in the family. Unless and until the ...

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Blog posts in FMLA

  • 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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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