A jury will hear retaliation claims brought by an employee who alleged she was fired after telling her employer of her need for future leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
As of April 1, an eligible employee can take 10 days of emergency paid sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Employers are confused, however, over whether employees are entitled to emergency family medical leave so long as they have Family and Medical Leave Act leave available.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision of a district court that would have expanded the leave entitlement of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) from 12 weeks to 24 weeks a year for employees who work a rotational schedule of seven straight workdays followed by seven days off.
On the same day he signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, President Joe Biden delivered a speech to the nation, saying that the new law “meets the moment” and urging everyone to get vaccinated. The new law offers 100-percent COBRA continuation coverage, tax credits for employers who offer paid sick and family leave, and stimulus payments.
COVID-19-related federal paid-leave benefits are no longer available to workers, but Congress may consider a bill that would create a permanent paid family and medical…
Furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in some workers losing eligibility to take Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time off. But these employees may be protected by other laws.