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State Employees Can Recover Money Damages for FMLA Violations

June 2, 2003

The US Supreme Court has just ruled that state employees can sue their employers for money damages in federal court for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA applies to employers with fifty or more employees within a 75-mile radius and allows covered employees to annually take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave for personal or family health care reasons or to care for a newborn or adopted child. The Court concluded that state employers should be subject to the FMLA, just like their private sector counterparts. Accordingly, public employers should immediately review their leave policies and procedures to ensure they comply with the FMLA.

Firm Highlights

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The Trifecta: ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation

A look into ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation from both the HR and Risk Management side. How do they work together? Listen as Kevin and Senior Risk Manager of Patterson Companies, Maggie Hobbs discuss...

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Fifth Circuit Decision Secured In Civil Rights Case

Dallas partner John Ross, obtained a favorable decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of his clients, El Paso Hospital District and two of its nurses, on civil rights, constitutional, and...

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Interviewing Tips and Tricks

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ADA Accommodations that Come with Fur and a Tail

Boa constrictors in the workplace?  Do we have to accommodate all employee pets?  Join HR attorneys Kevin Mosher and Laura Alaniz for a fun and informative discussion on pets in the workplace.   

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HR Red Alert: Texting, Cell Phones, Harassment & Social Media

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Paid Sick and Safe Leave

When you think of Texas do you think of mandatory paid time off laws? How would Paid Sick and Safe Leave affect your HR policies? Join Kevin and Erin McNamara as they discuss this...

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Flextime in the Workplace

Is flextime right for your office? How do you keep confidential information confidential when employees are working off site? Listen as Kevin Mosher talks to Bill Kelly, HR Director of Vinco, Inc., about piloting...

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Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination Unlawful? Supreme Court to Decide!

Listen to HR attorneys Kevin Mosher and Stephanie Rojo discuss sexual orientation discrimination and transgender discrimination issues and the exciting cases before the Supreme Court.  Will SCOTUS find that federal law protects employees and...