Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules for Employer in FMLA Matter

/ 09/10/2011 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled for an employer in a dispute centered on the Family Medical Leave Act. Baham v. McLane Foodservice, Inc., No. 10-10944 (5th Cir. July 1, 2011). While on vacation, the plaintiff’s daughter was injured. The plaintiff completed some FMLA paperwork while he stayed with his daughter […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that an Employee Does Not Always Need to Comply with Employer’s Heightened FMLA Notice Policy

/ 08/15/2010 Employees do not always need to comply with an employer’s heightened notice policy to maintain Family Medical Leave Act protection.  Saenz v. Harlingen Med. Center, L.P., No. 09-40887 (5th Cir. Aug. 2, 2010), available at  Saenz’s employer required employees to contact its FMLA administrator within two days after each leave period for […]

U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies Definition under Family and Medical Leave Act

/ 07/05/2010 The United States Department of Labor recently clarified a definition found in the Family and Medical Leave Act.  Under the FMLA, employees may take leave from work to address family-related needs, such as caring for a son or daughter with a serious health condition.  The FMLA defines a “son or daughter” as a […]