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  • Does FMLA Require a Doctor's Note?
    Does FMLA Require a Doctor's Note?

    The Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees eligible employees at least 12 weeks of leave from work, in the event of a serious illness. Leave is also allowed if an immediate family member of an ...

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  • How Well Does the WPA Protect Federal Employees?
    How Well Does the WPA Protect Federal Employees?

    It seems only fair that the government should provide protection for individuals who report illegal conduct, especially when there is a public interest in doing so. Indeed, that is the purpose of the ...

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  • Should Employers Provide Protection Against Domestic Violence in the Workplace?
    Should Employers Provide Protection Against Domestic Violence in the Workplace?

    From a premises liability perspective, an employer would be responsible for the welfare of its employees to a certain degree, and would owe certain duties to those employees, while they worked on the ...

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  • Public Policy Exceptions to the Employment-At-Will Doctrine in Alabama
    Public Policy Exceptions to the Employment-At-Will Doctrine in Alabama

    The well-known, but often despised, "employment-at-will doctrine" means that, without a written employment contract, employees can be terminated for any reason, or no reason at all. Regardless, most ...

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  • FMLA Leave Allowed after Daughter's Sexual Assault
    FMLA Leave Allowed after Daughter's Sexual Assault

    There may be nothing more traumatic than the sexual assault of your child. Certainly, such a horrific incident would have emotional, and possibly physical, effects on the parents as well as the child. ...

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  • Can an Employer Violate the Terms of Its Handbook?
    Can an Employer Violate the Terms of Its Handbook?

    Most employees see their employee handbook as a list of rules they need to follow. The purpose of the handbook is to set out your employer's expectations and describe what the employee should expect ...

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