Handbooks. The mere mention of the company handbook typically sends HR professionals into a furious search for any project other than the company handbook. Sorry, I can’t work on the company handbook, I have to watch the paint dry in my office. For this reason, beyond passing them off during perfunctory onboarding, handbooks typically get…

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Managing employees on medical leave of absence is one of the most vexing human resource problems a company must manage. Not only must the company ensure compliance with any statutorily mandated leaves that may be applicable, such as FMLA or CFRA, it must also consider the medical leave process in the context of disability discrimination…

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Citing the employer’s “insufficient documentation,” the U.S. District Court of New Jersey found that genuine issues of material fact existed as to whether a former employee was terminated for taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and therefore denied the employer summary judgment. The plaintiff was fired a week after returning from…

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