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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated FMLA Forms

The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the FMLA forms which expired on May 31, 2018. The DOL is required to submit its FMLA forms every three years to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. The forms were last approved in 2015. After expiration, they were extended on a month-to-month basis while OMB…

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Milwaukee Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Ruled Valid

On March 24, 2011, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reversed a prior decision by the Milwaukee County Circuit Court that had granted a permanent injunction barring the City of Milwaukee’s paid sick leave ordinance. Background Employers will recall that on November 4, 2008, City of Milwaukee electors, by way of Wisconsin’s direct legislation law, overwhelmingly…

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EEOC Finds Company’s One Year and Out, No Accommodation Leave Policy Discriminatory

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DOL Expands FMLA Rights for Members of Non-Traditional Families

On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an administrative interpretation letter clarifying the definition of “son or daughter” under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  This clarification expands certain FMLA rights of employees in non-traditional families, including both opposite-sex and same-sex partners, through its interpretation of the “in loco…

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