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Category: Family and Medical Leave Act

How To Avoid Lawsuits While Protecting Employees During Measles Outbreak

Originally published in the Rockland County Business Journal, May 2019.   As an employer, you feel responsible to prevent the spread of measles in the workplace. But the last thing you want is legal backlash.  Here’s …

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Navigating Measles In The Workplace, Humanely And Legally

Originally published in the Rockland County Business Journal, May 2019. As of April 22, 2019, 83% of Rockland’s confirmed reported measles cases were found in children under the age of 18.  If you learn that …

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A LEGAL GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE MEASLES IN THE WORKPLACE

Originally published in the Rockland County Business Journal, April 2019.  As we all know, Rockland County is in the throes of a measles outbreak.  The legal question we’re contemplating is “What should an employer do?  …

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New York State Paid Family Leave versus Federal Family Medical Leave Act: How are they Similar, How are they Different, and Who Really Cares?

Since January, most employers in New York are required to provide employees with Paid Family Leave.  This new state law, however, did not change employers’ obligations under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Thus, …

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So, About that Time an Employee Went to a Beyoncé Concert in the Company Suite While Out on FMLA Leave . . .

Employers often complain about employees they believe are abusing Family Medical Leave. For one employer, BNSF Railway Company, the abuse took the form of a Beyoncé concert.  In Michelle Jackson v. BNSF Railway Company, the …

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