FMLA Claim Loses Due to Employer's Handbook

A recent Federal Court case demonstrates the advantage an employer enjoys by including FMLA notice requirements in its employment handbook.   In Everson v. SCI Tennessee Funeral Services, LLC, 2018 WL 1899368, (M.D. Tenn. Apr. 20, 2018), Plaintif… Read More
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Federal Court Allows Parties to Shorten Limitations Periods by Contract

In Bracey v. Lancaster Foods, LLC, No. RDB-17-1826, 2018 BL 112613 (D. Md. Mar. 30, 2018), the Maryland Federal Court reiterated the rule that statutory limitations periods may be shortened by agreement, so long as the limitations period is not unrea… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals Decision Clarifies Important Points of the FMLA - Part 2

Continuing from our Part 1 article, in Waag v. Sotera Defense Sols. Inc., 2017 BL 163037, 4th Cir., No. 15-2521, 5/16/17), Waag also argues that Sotera interfered with his FMLA rights by terminating him a little more than one month after his return… Read More
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Recent Court of Appeals Decision Clarifies Important Points of the FMLA - Part 1

In Waag v. Sotera Defense Sols. Inc., 2017 BL 163037, 4th Cir., No. 15-2521, 5/16/17), Gary Waag brought an action alleging that his former employer, Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29… Read More
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Employer Successfully Defeats FMLA Interference Claim

In Quigley v. Meritus Health, Inc., in the Federal District Court in Maryland, an employer successfully defeated an ex-employee’s claim for FMLA interference.   The Facts Plaintiff Margaret Quigley worked as an ultrasound technician at Meritu… Read More
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Requesting FMLA leave before meeting the eligibility standards

As most of us know, the FMLA provides an employee with 12 weeks of leave during any 12 month period in which a “serious health condition” prevents the employee from performing the functions of his or her position.  However, there are eligibility… Read More
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