FMLA

Your Rights Under the FMLA
Management often gives workers a hard time when we ask for a leave to take care of our medical needs or our families.

New FMLA Rules May Bar Employers From Burning Vacation Leave
What is the most disliked rule in the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Undoubtedly, the provision that allows employers to substitute workers’ vacation leaves during FMLA absences.

Protect Yourself with Intermittent Leave
Warehouse jobs are brutal. Production standards and mandatory overtime take a toll on our bodies.

Labor Department Tightens FMLA Restrictions
Just four days before George Bush left office, the Department of Labor put new regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) into effect.

Can an Employer Demand a Medical Release for FMLA Leave
An employer may not insist that the employee sign a release or HIPAA authorization allowing it to send a certification directly to a provider.

 

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In Divided Vote, IBT Moves Ahead with Pension Threat at ABF

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