Don't HR Alone #3 - FMLA Checklist

Survey shows employees want flexible schedules and summer Fridays, but fewer companies offer them — SURVEY RESULTS, (May 23, 2017)

Idaho updates W-2 electronic reporting manual — IDAHO — Withholding and Reporting, (May 23, 2017)

Texas bill preempting local regulation, setting independent contractor status, heads to governor’s desk — STATE LAW, (May 23, 2017)

Employee placed in different job upon return from leave, laid off weeks later is denied FMLA claims — FEDERAL NEWS

Observing that the plain language of the FMLA does not require an employer to restore an employee returning from leave to his previous position no matter what, the Fourth Circuit, in agreement with the court below, rejected the contention of an employee—who was restored to a different position after leave and then laid off several weeks later—that his employer interfered with his FMLA rights by not restoring him to his pre-leave job. Nor could a reasonable factfinder conclude that the company failed to place him in an equivalent position or that the differences between the two jobs were more than merely de minimis. The employer was also entitled to summary judgment on the employee’s claim that it interfered with his FMLA rights by reinstating him to a sham position and then firing him at the first opportunity. Finally, the court affirmed summary judgment against his FMLA retaliation claim.