PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), which applies to employers with 50 or more employees, is designed to help employees balance personal and family obligations by allowing them to take job-protected leave for certain qualifying reasons....

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AND JOB APPLICANTS

Consider this scenario: An individual calls in response to an employer’s listing for a warehouse position. When asked to come in for a two-hour interview, the applicant mentions having “trouble sitting for long periods” due to his “bad...
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