• What Employers Should Know About FMLA After A Natural Disaster

    What Employers Should Know About FMLA After A Natural Disaster

    After the devastation from the natural disasters that were the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, business owners should know how to remain in compliance with employment laws during a natural disaster. A major question is how the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to a natural disaster like Harvey and Irma.Employees who want to take leave under FMLA due to a natural disasterFMLA doesn’t specifically provide protected leave for employees who want to take leave after a natural disaster. Therefore, it is vital that employers understand when and how employees can take leave.Employers can provide leave from their own employment policies... Read More

  • How the FMLA helps to Take Care of You and Your Family

    How the FMLA helps to Take Care of You and Your Family

    It’s a typical day at the office and you are swamped with work when the phone rings. It’s your next-door neighbor calling to tell you your father has been in an accident and has been hospitalized with a broken leg. He’ll be alright but won’t be able to take care of himself for some time. Right then you think who will take care of him after he leaves the hospital?Thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you have the option of taking care of him and spending time with him without the fear of losing your job while you’re away from it.The Family Medical Leave Act was signed into law in 1993 by then... Read More