FMLA Regulations

Eighth Circuit Again Deconstructs FMLA Constructive Notice

This year marks a decade for employers in the Seventh Circuit dealing with the difficult concept of “constructive notice” for an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act leave. But the Eighth Circuit recently again questioned whether that rule is still legitimate. First, a reminder. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows for an employee to […]

Wisconsin’s deer hunting season is upon us

Citizens of Wisconsin and many surrounding areas are very familiar with our state’s long tradition of deer hunting in November. Here, it is often a rite of passage for parents to take their kids out for a few days off in the woods. In the weeks leading up to hunting season, many also spend their […]

Beer, brats and FMLA intermittent leave, ah, summertime has arrived

Many companies seem to notice an interesting trend that creeps up every June and lasts until mid August, or sometimes into the opening of deer hunting season: an increase in intermittent leave requested under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Perhaps the nicer weather does indeed create a rash of “serious health conditions.” After all, […]

DOL issues notice of proposed rulemaking to amend FMLA regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement recent statutory amendments to the Family Medical and Leave Act contained in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. The proposed changes affect military servicemember leave and include new provisions for certain airline employees, who would otherwise be ineligible for leave. According […]

Family Medical Leave Act has been amended

The FMLA has been amended.  President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 at 2:30 p.m. EST October 28.  The full text of Senate bill  signed by the President can be found here. Section 565 of the Act amends the FMLA by greatly expanding the availability and use of military family leave: Eligible […]