Posts made in November, 2012


Does FMLA apply to all employees?


Posted By on Nov 28, 2012

Are all employees eligible for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Not all employees are eligible for the FMLA. In order to qualify, employees requesting leave must have worked for the employer for 12 months and have worked at least 1, 250 hours. If the employer is a private company, then it must have more than 50 employees for any worker to be eligible for FMLA. The worker requesting leave must also work in a location where the...

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Product Liability: Dangerous plastic Gas Cans? Three-year-old Landon Beadore was helping his mom pick up toys when he knocked over a plastic gas can just like the one pictured. The pilot light on a nearby water heater ignited the gas fumes, which flashed back to the nozzle on the gas can, turning it into a firebomb. Landon’s horrible experience has been repeated more than 75 times throughout the country, burning and killing children,...

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For an on-the-job injury, Workers’ Comp. claim, you can recover 100% of your medical bills, plus temporary total disability while off work and permanent partial disability when treatment ends and your disability is rated. In a 3rd party liability case, like an auto accident or wreck, you can also recover your medical bills, economic losses, emotional distress, pain and suffering. But, its not automatic and you have no guarantee...

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What is a family member under the Family Medical Leave Act? The Act’s provisions and benefits apply to you, your spouse, your children (adopted and step) and your parents. The Act allows for up to 12 weeks of unpaid work leave for a qualifying event, such as a medical issue, birth of a child, adoption or death.

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Can a prospective Employer not hire you because of a past Workers’ Comp claim? Officially, “no”. It could be a violation of state law and The Americans With Disabilities Act. Practically though you gotta be careful. You had a legitimate work injury and you filed a bonafide Workers’ Compensation claim for the medical treatment, temporary total disability and permanent partial disability. Time goes by, .. and...

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