Words Matter in Attendance Policies

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently identified the difference between merely “requesting” Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and “requesting and reporting” FMLA leave. At issue in the case was the employer’s policy that required an employee to request and be approved for FMLA leave and, once approved, to report an FMLA absence …

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2021 Brings Uncertainty to Vaccination Process

As the COVID-19 virus has shown, even just a few weeks’ time can create unpredictable developments. With the arrival of 2021, and the slow vaccine roll out, questions have arisen over when most Americans will be vaccinated. Coupled with the recent surge of cases in late 2020 and new “variant strains” of the virus that are much …

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