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Employment Litigation Archives

Dealing with the abuse of medical leave

As an employer, you will undoubtedly have had to deal with many occasions of employees taking an excessive amount of medical leave, leading you to suspect that they were abusing the system. Of course employees have the right to stay at home and recover when they are sick, but believing that your company may be suffering due to those who are abusing their right to sick leave can be concerning.

What employers must know about the Family and Medical Leave Act

Most people, at some point in their lives, encounter a medical problem or need to take time off work because of demands from the family. Therefore, as an employer, you will have to deal with the issues that relate to employee rights and the subjects raised in the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Employment arbitration: What you need to know

When you become employed with a company, it is standard procedure to sign a whole host of documents and contracts, but often you are unsure of exactly what you are signing. It is important to always pay close attention to what you are signing because you might come to regret it later. This is especially true when it comes to employment arbitration agreements. It can mean that you may be powerless to press legal charges against your employer further down the line.

Planning your retirement financials

Retirement investments are one of the most important plans you will ever have to make. On average, Americans need to rely on savings for 18 years after their retirement. Therefore, making sure that you have made the appropriate investments is crucial so that you can have confidence that you will enjoy your later years without worry.

3 most common forms of FMLA abuse

As an employer, you have likely heard every excuse in the book. Some of them are plausible, and some of them are outright outlandish. When it comes to FMLA, though, many of the reasons given tend towards the latter. It is not uncommon for employees to abuse the privileges afforded by FMLA and then seek retribution when faced with disciplinary action.

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