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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

Does Our Company Need to Provide Time Off for Holidays?
Employers may need to provide time off for holidays in certain situations. ... 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

Taking Leave Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
You may be entitled to time off for certain health and caretaking reasons. ... READ MORE

Does My Employer Have to Provide Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Pay?
Learn whether you're entitled to holiday, sick, or vacation pay. ... READ MORE

Parental & Pregnancy Leave for New Parents
Learn whether you're entitled to paid or unpaid time for the birth of your child. ... READ MORE


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I would make a clear and specific written record with the union. If the record is clear that the union made a mistake, and you have witnesses who can prove your case, you have to decide how much you w ...Read more

You can retain outside counsel.  We have stepped in to represent unions in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.     Debra Wabnik dwabnik@stcwlaw.com 516-812-4504   ...Read more

I do not see a question on this post.  It is possible that you have a claim under the FMLA and/or the Americans With Disabilities Act.  However, it is impossible to tell without an indepth c ...Read more

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Performing Employee Background Checks

Conducting employee background checks helps you to make better hiring decisions, and uncover issues that might interfere with an applicant’s ability to do the job they are being considered for. ... Read more

The Importance of Reviewing Your Employee Handbook

There are many good reasons why you would want to ask a lawyer to review your company’s employee handbook before you hand it out to your employees. While you can find useful information bro ... Read more


Former JAG officer for 4 years assigned to Defense Appellate Section of Army Judiciary, Bev Bates in 1974 formed a law office, Bates & Baum, in Atlanta after 8 years  as an Assistant U. ... Read more


In the past, many members of the U.S. Women’s Hockey team had to work second and third jobs – and half of them did. The women’s national team recently took a stand against USA Hockey ... Read more


Barclays, the British banking giant, is now under scrutiny for improper actions taken in attempt to seek out the identity of a whistleblower. At the request of its chief executive, Barclays tried to u ... Read more

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