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Now More Workers Eligible for Family Leave under FLMA
Most new parents are fortunate enough to get a few weeks off from work to meet the challenges that come with having a newborn. Their employers are generous enough to provide paid maternity leave - and sometimes paid paternity leave. For working parents without such benefits, the Family and Medical ... Read more

An Introduction to the Family Medical Leave Act
In 1993 President Bill Clinton signed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It became the first national law to guarantee people the right to take time from work to care for themselves or family members. It also allows most parents to take time when they have a new child, whether a natural child or adoption. ... Read more

Employment Leave for Families of Military Members
Are you a family member of someone who's active in the military? You may need to help the service member with a life event or an injury. This help can take time and may be very difficult if you have a full-time job. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that can provide medical and ... Read more

Employment Leave under the Family Medical Leave Act
If you have an elderly family member who is seriously ill, you may be entitled to take a leave of absence from your job under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA is designed to allow employees to balance their work and family obligations by taking reasonable unpaid leave for certain family ... Read more

Family and Medical Leave Act for Employers
Managing family and work responsibilities is always difficult, and add in a significant life event - like a new baby or serious illness, and it's nearly impossible to keep up with it all. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed  in 1992 to help. It allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of ... Read more

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New Federal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

As more and more states recognize the rights of same sex couples to marry, the federal Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has now stepped up to the plate and issued a new Final Rule pe ... Read more

Your Rights During Medical Leave: Are you Covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain protections to employees who are out of work due to medical issues. However, the Act does not necessarily apply to every situation, or to every ... Read more

Attorney's Fees - Are they provided in the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute (GWDS)

Attorney’s Fees – Are they provided in the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute (GWDS) William “Bill” Hurst, Indianapolis Wrongful Death Lawyer The following is an analy ... Read more

Can You Be Fired While Receiving Workers' Comp?

Workers’ compensation provides coverage for medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages (commonly referred to as “disability” benefits) if you suffer an injury on the job. Howe ... Read more


In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling inObergefell v. Hodges, the landscape for employer-based benefits for same-sex couples has been significantly altered. According to Philadelphi ... Read more

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