Monthly Archives: August 2012

DOL Releases New Family and Medical Leave Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor released a new Employee Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act on June 27, 2012. The new guide, available online and in print, includes easy-to-follow and informative charts that map out the FMLA leave process and a summary of how coverage and eligibility are determined.

View the Slideshow

Listen to the Archived Webinar

Download the FMLA Guide

via Adjunct Law Prof Blog: US DOL Releases New Family and Medical Leave Guide.

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NLRB Seeks Briefing on Backpay Calculation Rules

The NLRB in¬†Latino Express, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 94 (July 31, 2012) (scroll down to decision)¬†decided not to decide two issues raised by the Acting General Counsel and instead invited “all interested parties” to file briefs on two issues regarding awarding backpay to discriminatees:

Should the Board routinely require a respondent to:

(1) submit the appropriate documentation to the Social Security Administration so that when backpay is paid, it will be allocated to the appropriate calendar quarters; and/or

(2) reimburse a discriminatee for any excess Federal and State income taxes the discriminatee may owe in receiving a lump-sum backpay award covering more than 1 year.

Briefs are due by October 1, 2012.

Workplace Prof Blog: NLRB Seeks Briefing on Backpay Calculation Rules.

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