A surprising number of American workers do not realize they are entitled to family and medical leave under federal law. This law, known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), protects many workers by giving them a certain amount of leave every year for family or medical issues. But what is the FMLA, and how does it help employees?
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that some “no-fault” attendance policies may violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), depending on how they treat time taken off under the FMLA. While no-fault policies are seen in many places as preferable to divided sick and vacation days, their implementation may actually discourage people to take off time they’re legally entitled to. When that happens, an employer may be held liable. Continue reading “Sixth Circuit Rules Some No-Fault Attendance Policies May Violate FMLA”