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March 9, 2016
Recent Court Rulings Raise Questions about FMLA Leave

Recent Court Rulings Raise Questions about FMLA Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) clearly states that when an employer knows that a worker taking leave qualifies for FMLA, it must designate the worker’s absence as FMLA leave. Despite this requirement, some employers let employees choose whether to designate their leave as FMLA leave. Two recent court cases—Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms and Amstutz v. Liberty Center Board of Education—have highlighted why this approach could cause problems for your company.