Managing employees’ time off from work is a significant issue for virtually all employers in today’s world. Employee rights and employer obligations are governed by several federal and state laws, including among others the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and workers’ compensation laws. Often, an employee’s absence is affected by one or more of these laws. An employer’s failure to recognize the many issues that may be involved with an employee’s leave can have significant financial and employee relations implications.
Taft attorneys have a wealth of experience in helping employers find practical solutions in these areas.