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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.

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ICHRAs

Individual Coverage HRA. What is it? What are the benefits and drawbacks? What companies are a good fit for ICHRAs versus group health plans? Kevin talks with Matt Hollister, President and CEO of Business...

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Thompson Coe Saves Client $100Ks in Damages After 3-Day Trial

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The Tale of OCS and the Coronavirus

How has Opportunity Community Services survived during this pandemic and Phase 1? Rose Kukwa of Opportunity Community Services and Dennis Van Norman with Van Norman & Associates share their experience.  Rose and her team...

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Five Austin Partners Voted As "Top Austin Attorneys 2020"

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COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

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The Importance of Strategic Transitions

Transitions versus change, what’s the destination and why is this important for a business?  Kevin talks with Gwen Gierke from Gierke Jungbauer on how they help to manage transitions. Transition happens in three stages: the ending, the neutral zone, and...

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 1

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The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...

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Supreme Court Reaffirms and Clarifies Ministerial Exception to Employment Discrimination Laws Under First Amendment’s Religion Clause

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U.S. Supreme Court Settles Issue of Title VII Protections for LGBTQ+ Employees

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