Work Matters

Courts Weigh in on FMLA Limits

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What's up with the Family and Medical Leave Act? Courts are deciding lots of interesting cases and swatting down employees whose claims are inconsistent with the FMLA's purpose. Brace yourself for a string of sanity, writes Michael P. Maslanka. First, let's travel to the Philippines and look at one employee who thought the FMLA protected her absences from work to visit her native country to see a faith healer.

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