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FMLA benefits and related subject matter

Making an FMLA claim is not something most people ever have to think about. There are times, however, when a person feels his or her rights have been violated. As a result, they begin to learn more about FMLA, also known as the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Compensation for emotional distress appropriate in FMLA lawsuit

A welder prevailed in federal court against an employer that refused to rehire him following his taking of a medical leave. The court ruled on May 12 that this individual was entitled to liquidated damages pertaining to provisions under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Pregnancy discrimination unlawful under Florida state law

Last week, the Florida Supreme Court took a look at the state's laws against gender discrimination and ruled that the current law applies to pregnant women as well as women in general. The ruling is expected to resolve divisions about gender discrimination in the state's lower courts. Lawmakers will also vote on a proposed bill to add pregnancy discrimination to the Florida Civil Rights Act this session.

FMLA claim finds clarification in Eleventh Circuit Court

It turns out the term "prospective rights" under a 2009 Family Medical Leave Act amendment is defined as "those allowing an employee to invoke FMLA protections at some unspecified time in the future," so says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Department of Labor increases FMLA audits based on complaints

After a number of regulatory changes were made regarding the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, some employers’ FMLA policies may not be up to date. To ensure that compliance with the federal law is met, the Department of Labor announced its intent to increase the number of on-site audits that will be conducted based on complaints.

Senator proposes eliminating the 'un' in unpaid FMLA leave

When we meet someone new in Boca Raton or elsewhere, one of the first things that we often learn about the other person is what they do in life. Be they a doctor, lawyer, nurse, IT specialist, technician, plumber, teacher, CEO or any other professional, we are often recognized by our job. For a long time, the law also seemed to assume that people were defined by their jobs.

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