Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 28, 2017

Bill to create mandatory paid-family-leave program gets Colorado House approvalStay-at-work mom?Why so few N.J. parents are taking paid family leaveLawmakers should support family medical leave legislationAs Triangle towns compete for workers, there's a push for paid parental leavePHILADELPHIA WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWYERS ...FMLA Is Not a Tool to Delay or Avoid TerminationDistrict of Columbia Enacts the Universal Paid Leave ActWitnesses Debate Bill Trading Overtime Pay for Comp TimeLatest Revision to California Family Rights Act Goes to Committee April 24Recruit, retain, appreciate: Janesville School District expanding substitute poolPaid leave just around the corner?Recruit, retain, appreciate: Janesville School District expanding substitute poolWomen Are Crowdfunding Their Maternity Leave in DrovesFormer Internal Affairs investigator sues Horry County, claims wrongdoing was never investigated

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Cairo-Durham educator who won lawsuit teaching in New Lebanon school district
The Register StarApril 5, 2017

CAIRO — A federal judge has ruled the Cairo-Durham Central School District interfered with the rights of a former teacher under the Family and Medical Leave Act after a seven-year court battle. The teacher, Donna Scarpinati de Oliveira, is employed ...more »

Affordable Child Care, Paid Family Leave Key to Closing Gender Wage Gap
U.S. News & World ReportApril 7, 2017

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 requires employers to allow full-time workers 12 weeks off for childbirth or serious family illness. (Former President Bill Clinton says that, to date, he has received more thanks for enacting this legislation ...more »

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Bill to create mandatory paid-family-leave program gets Colorado House approval
Denver Business JournalApril 28, 2017

Workers who have been in their jobs long enough then would be able to take as much as 12 weeks of leave per year to give birth, take care of their own medical conditions or be with ill family members, and the program would allow them to receive wages ...more »

Stay-at-work mom?
Yale Daily News (blog)April 28, 2017

According to data compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States is the only developed nation in the world without guaranteed paid maternity leave. Although the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in ...more »

Why so few N.J. parents are taking paid family leave
NJ.comApril 27, 2017

Recommendations in the report also include expanding what family members can participate, and installing job protections. Paid family leave does not guarantee a worker's job when they return, and the federal Family Medical Leave Act only offers that ...more »

Lawmakers should support family medical leave legislation
Loveland Reporter-HeraldApril 27, 2017

This week, Colorado lawmakers will vote on the FAMLI Act, which would create a paid family medical leave insurance program in our state. As a small-business owner, I know that employees need options that allow for work/life balance in a way that also ...more »

As Triangle towns compete for workers, there's a push for paid parental leave
News & ObserverApril 26, 2017

Most of these new policies are based on the Family Medical Leave Act, a federal law known as the FMLA that gives full-time employees 12 weeks of unpaid time off when a child is born or an employee otherwise assumes guardianship of a child. With the ...more »

PHILADELPHIA WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWYERS ...
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)April 26, 2017

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal law that gives employees the right to take unpaid leave from their jobs for family or medical ...more »

FMLA Is Not a Tool to Delay or Avoid Termination
SHRMApril 25, 2017

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) makes it unlawful for an employer to "interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of or the attempt to exercise" an individual's rights under the FMLA. However, according to at least one federal appellate ...more »

District of Columbia Enacts the Universal Paid Leave Act
Lexology (registration)April 24, 2017

The Act provides covered employees with 8 weeks of paid parental leave, 6 weeks of paid family leave, and 2 weeks of paid personal medical leave. The paid leave will be funded by a 0.62% increase in DC employer payroll taxes. For a thorough review of ...more »

Witnesses Debate Bill Trading Overtime Pay for Comp Time
Bloomberg BNAApril 24, 2017

... the FAMILY Act ( H.R. 947 / S. 337 ), which would create a national paid family medical leave fund modeled on programs in California, Rhode Island, New Jersey and soon New York and the District of Columbia; expanded access to the Family and Medical ...more »

Latest Revision to California Family Rights Act Goes to Committee April 24
California Labor Law NewsApril 23, 2017

However, that expansion wasn't enough to prevent a push to further enhance the state's Family and Medical Leave Act by requiring a company of 10 or more workers to allow eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected parental leave to bond with a ...more »

Recruit, retain, appreciate: Janesville School District expanding substitute pool
GazettextraApril 23, 2017

Long-term substitute teacher Heather DiStefano shares a lighter moment with a student while helping him with his social studies work during class on Friday at Marshall Middle School. The Janesville School District is working on recruiting substitute ...more »

Paid leave just around the corner?
Norman TranscriptApril 23, 2017

While both had different proposals on the subject, each had increased federally protected paid leave as well as other employee benefits. Currently, employees have 12 weeks of unpaid leave according to Family Medical Leave Act. Employees are also ...more »

Recruit, retain, appreciate: Janesville School District expanding substitute pool
GazettextraApril 22, 2017

Long-term substitute teacher Heather DiStefano shares a lighter moment with a student while helping him with his social studies work during class on Friday at Marshall Middle School. The Janesville School District is working on recruiting substitute ...more »

Women Are Crowdfunding Their Maternity Leave in Droves
Black EnterpriseApril 22, 2017

ABC News interviewed first-time mother, Grace Zandstra, who used GoFundMe to finance her maternity leave. “Officially, legally, I don't qualify for FMLA [Family and Medical Leave Act],” Zandstra said in the interview. “My company has been awesome.more »

Former Internal Affairs investigator sues Horry County, claims wrongdoing was never investigated
WMBFApril 21, 2017

Sometime before his termination in august 2016, Darrah was advised by the Human Resources Office that he could not return to work, and that the Family Medical Leave Act did not apply to him, as the county had a maximum 26-week absence policy.more »

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