Family and Medical Leave Act

No – the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld summary judgment dismissal of an employee’s claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) because the employee did not suffer any monetary loss.
In Hasenwinkel v. Mosaic, the plaintiff was a nurse who alleged that her former employer violated the FMLA in a

According to reports, Netflix recently adopted a policy that will allow employees to take unlimited paid parental leave within the first year after a child is born or adopted.  The new policy is part of a broader trend among employers to attract and retain talent by offering generous parental leave benefits.  Netflix’s Chief Talent

No – the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a single prescription for medication is not sufficient to establish a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), unless it is “under the supervision of a health care provider.” Johnson v. Wheeling Machine Products et al., No. 13-3786

The first known case of Ebola was diagnosed in the United States last week.  Although officials estimate that the chances of an outbreak are very low, here’s some information for employers about the disease and its potential legal implications:
What is Ebola?  According to the World Health Organization, Ebola is a virus characterized

Statistically speaking, at least some of your employees are likely affected by mental health problems. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in four U.S. adults (approximately 61.5 million Americans) experiences a mental illness in a given year, and one in seventeen U.S. adults (approximately 13.6 million Americans) live with a

Although Minnesota state law now requires employers to provide accommodations for any pregnant employee, it is important to remember that accommodations or leaves of absence may be required under federal law as well.
Unfortunately, pregnant employees may occasionally experience complications with their pregnancy. As a result, these employees may seek accommodations from their employer,