Date archive: February 2015

EMPLOYER ALERT: DOL Issues Final Rule Changing Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

On February 23, 2015, the United States Department of Labor announced that a final rule revising the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).

EEOC Draws Bipartisan Fire from Senate Committee

As we have previously reported, the EEOC has taken an adversarial stance towards employers that impose negative consequences on employees who do not take advantage of wellness program initiatives. While the Affordable Care Act specifically authorized employers to utilize and implement wellness program initiatives in order to encourage healthy lifestyle choices by its employees, the EEOC has reacted by suing employers contending that such initiatives violate the ADA prohibitions on medical inquiries or discrimination against individuals because of their disabilities.

FMLA – Handling Intermittent Leave Issues

Sandberg Phoenix Employment Law Attorney Courtney Cox takes a look at some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to reduced schedules and FMLA intermittent leave.

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