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April 2015 Archives

Who is a spouse for FMLA purposes?


In 2015, families do not always look the same as they have in decades past. The definition of a family is much broader for a number of important reasons. However, with this shift in the definition of a family, has come some legal questions about who qualifies for certain state and federal benefits. In particular, there have been questions about who qualifies for protections under the Family Medical Leave Act -- a federal law.

Nursing mothers rights in California workplaces


California employees are people, not just employees. They have families, social lives, obligations and interests outside of their workplace. For many people, their work life is important but it comes second to their family. For employees with small children, this can often be a difficult balance to strike. There are some situations that employee will have to handle at work when they have small kids.

California company accused of violating FMLA


When a California family welcomes a new baby, it is often a joyous time. People want to celebrate the birth of the baby and bond as a family. However, pregnancy and birth is often accompanied with medical complications that require employees to take time off from work. When this occurs, California and Federal employment laws may give some employees protections against losing their jobs. In particular, the federal Family Medical Leave Act allows the mother and father of a new baby to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave following the birth of a baby as long as that employee qualifies for benefits.

How do employees need to ask for FMLA leave?


While people's jobs are often important to them, they are, many times, not the most important things in their lives. People have families -- children, parents and spouses -- who they love and take care of. When a family member gets sick, however, people can feel torn. They may feel like they are unable to work because they are needed by their family members while feeling an obligation to their jobs.

Wrongful termination shouldn't ruin your career


A person's life is usually not defined by their job. People have their family, their friends, their hobbies and other things to fill their lives. However, a person's job is often an important part of the individual's life. A job not only helps people to pay for their living expenses, but it is also something that a lot of people take pride in.

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