DOL Wants to Change the Overtime Rules!

The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) has been hard at work for the last few months, preparing (among other things) a major overhaul to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime regulations. All of this remains tentative and will certainly be subject to lawsuits once implemented. Yesterday President Obama previewed one change… More

Can you rely on an employee’s FMLA submission? Not if you want to deny the FMLA leave!

This lesson was learned the hard way by the Lehigh Valley Health Network (“Lehigh”). Lehigh had an employee who submitted a medical certification requesting Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. The employer denied the leave because the certification did not identify a serious health condition. Shortly thereafter, the employee was fired for excessive absences. The… More