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Posts from February 2008.

In a long anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Sprint/United Mgmt. Co. v. Mendelsohn recently held that testimony by other employees who had been a part of a reduction in force (RIF) and who reported to different supervisors that they also were discriminated against because of their age is neither always admissible nor always inadmissible incases brought under the Age ...

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued proposed rules regarding several areas of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including the terms (i) serious health condition; (ii) intermittent leave; and (iii) medical certifications. A summary of proposed rule changes for those terms and other proposed changes are set forth below.

As to the term "serious health ...

In December, we notified you that the U.S. House of Representatives had passed legislation which would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). On Monday, January 28, President Bush signed that legislation, the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA is significant because it is the first expansion to the FMLA. The NDAA amends the FMLA to cover family members of ...

One of Benjamin Franklin’s most eloquent sayings was: “[A]n investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) took this saying to heart when it funded1 an independent, academic study of professional fees in Chapter 11 proceedings in February of 2005 (Fee Study).2

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