A United States senator from New York has introduced a bill to modify how family and medical leave is handled on a national level. The Family and Medical Leave Act has provided eligible workers with job protection for qualifying family and medical reasons when taking leave from work to address the issues.
A divorce and child custody issue caused a man a great deal of stress in 2008 and 2009. The man worked for Chevron, and after losing some focus at work, he sought to take medical leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to address his stress. He had learned that the FMLA covers life changing family issues. And when his wife moved out of state with his 5-year-old son, he thought about taking the leave.
An interesting issue arose recently in a case involving the Family and Medical Leave Act and a worker from a Mid-Atlantic State. Many people throughout New York and Long Island may associate FMLA leave with childbirth or adoption issues. But, the law applies to a wide variety of other medical and family issues.
In today’s economy, employment law issues can involve a wide array of important concepts. Employment contract issues may arise in many different types of industry. People may be familiar with the idea from media reports about contact negotiations between businesses and high level executives at a company. Often, major media personalities (or local broadcast personalities) may hit the headlines over a non-compete agreement dispute with a former employer.