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Six good reasons to use new model FMLA forms

In June, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new forms that can be used to meet the notice and certification requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Here are six good reasons to use these new model forms.

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Employers must inform separated employees about potential unemployment benefits

We are all familiar with the requirement for displaying posters about various labor issues: child labor laws, workers’ compensation benefits, the minimum wage, non-discrimination laws, and unemployment compensation.

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling protects LGBT persons from employment discrimination

By Lauren Smith and David Canupp

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A Guide to Re-Opening and Protecting Against Liability in the Process

On Friday, May 8, 2020, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey surprised some of us with an early revision to her “safer at home” order, and surprised us somewhat less with an attempted effort to provide some liability protections for employers who re-open. We have reviewed the orders and have some suggestions for employers who choose to re-open.

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Documentation requirements for emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave

We shouldn’t expect that the Government to ever establish a program without requiring paperwork. So this post concerns exactly that: the paperwork or documentation required to comply with the requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Families First Act), as required by the temporary regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 1, 2020 and as modified on April 9, 2020.

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