Happy Birthday FMLA

Twenty years ago today, President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act into law, which went into effect August, 5, 1993, six months later.  The bill was a major part of President Clinton’s agenda in his first term.  In the past twenty years, the FMLA has...

Fitness-for-Duty Certifications under the FMLA

Employees taking FMLA leave should be aware that, under certain circumstances, an employer may require an employee to provide a fitness-for-duty certification upon their return to work stating that the employee is physically able to return to their position. As a...

Family & Medical Leave Act

The Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. §§2601-2654, makes it unlawful for covered employers to terminate or otherwise discipline an eligible employee for taking up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave (or 26 weeks to care for a covered servicemember...