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Fisher & Phillips attorneys regularly advise employers on employee leave issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and similar state laws, including those laws’ various notice, posting, and recordkeeping requirements. In addition, our attorneys help employers evaluate and process leave requests under the FMLA and state laws, defend charges of FMLA discrimination filed with the DOL, and defend lawsuits alleging violations of the FMLA and comparable state laws in state and federal courts. Attorneys also advise employers on leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and its state law counterparts and concerning leave under state workers’ compensation laws.

Further, we provide advice to employers regarding leave issues for employees called to military service, which arise under the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act (VBIA), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

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High Court Limits Timing Of Certain ERISA Claims
, December 17, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld a contractual clause that limited a participant’s ability to file a lawsuit pursuant to a long-term disability (LTD) policy. The contractual limitation was three years from the date proof of loss was required. The decision confirms that there is no...

When Is More Leave Not a Reasonable Accommodation?
Howard A. Mavity, November 29, 2013
Cases under the ADA are fact specific. Often it is difficult to find clear cut standards for determining if an employee is qualified to perform the essential functions and if an accommodation is reasonable. In Attiogbe-Tay v. Southeast Rolling Hills LLC, a court concluded that a nurse who returned...