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Category: FMLA

Time Off From Work Beyond FMLA Leave

Posted in Employment Law,FMLA on April 17, 2021

Sometimes, employees need to take their full 12-weeks of FMLA leave to deal with a serious health condition.  What happens when the employee is unable to return to work at the end of their 12-week leave period?  Can the employer simply terminate the employee?  What if the employee could return after some additional leave that… read more

Can My Boss Deny My Time Off Request? What Are My Rights in CA?

Posted in FMLA on April 12, 2019

Virtually every employer offers some type of discretionary time off policy. Some employers allow employees to accrue paid vacation days, sick days, personal days, and paid time off. Employees have the right to use discretionary paid leave as they see fit in accordance with employer policies. For example, an employer may allow you to take… read more

Will it Become Easier for Employees to Prove FMLA Retaliation?

Posted in FMLA,Retaliation on October 6, 2017

Employers already face significant difficulties when FMLA leave-related disputes arise. A recent court ruling only increases the challenges companies deal with when disciplining or terminating an employee who is on or just completed FMLA leave. Cassandra Woods was an employee of START Treatment & Recovery Centers. Issues related and not related to work affected her… read more

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