Employer Avoids Liability for Termination of Employee on FMLA Leave

By | October 14th, 2011 | General » Leave a comment

In a recent case published by the Tenth Circuit, the Court of Appeals reviewed a Kansas company’s termination of an employee on FMLA leave. The employee applied for FMLA leave for a bunion surgery and supported her leave request with a doctor’s certification. The certification did not specify how long the employee would be unable […]

Supreme Court Okays Review of Text Messages Sent on Employer-Provided Equipment

By | June 22nd, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that a governmental employer’s search of text messages sent on a company-issued pager was permissible. The case, City of Ontario v. Quon, arose when Quon, a law enforcement officer, was disciplined after internal affairs learned that he was pursuing personal interests while on […]

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