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  • Am I Prohibited From Pursuing an FMLA Retaliation Claim If My Employer Succeeds on My Unemployment Compensation Claim?
    Am I Prohibited From Pursuing an FMLA Retaliation Claim If My Employer Succeeds on My Unemployment Compensation Claim?

    Introduction The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protects an individual’s right to take a leave of absence from work for specific family and medical reasons. There are two causes of action an ...

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  • My Claim for Benefits Under an ERISA Plan has Been Denied, What’s Next?
    My Claim for Benefits Under an ERISA Plan has Been Denied, What’s Next?

    ERISA: Introduction The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) is a federal law that protects an individual’s rights to benefits under employee benefit plans that are established or ...

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  • Am I “Qualified” under the ADA if I receive SSDI benefits?
    Am I “Qualified” under the ADA if I receive SSDI benefits?

    The Conflict Between the Americans with Disabilities Act and Social Security Disability Insurance The Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) and the Social Security Act both help individuals with ...

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  • Family Medical Leave Act: Can an Ineligible Employee be Protected by the FMLA?
    Family Medical Leave Act: Can an Ineligible Employee be Protected by the FMLA?

    FMLA: Introduction The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protects employees who need leave from work for their own medical condition(s), as well as for the care of certain other individuals. Under the ...

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  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    Title VII: Introduction to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 modified Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protection based on a woman’s right ...

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  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA): Exempt Plans
    Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA): Exempt Plans

    ERISA: Overview The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that protects an individual’s right to benefits under employee welfare benefit plans and pension plans. ...

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