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Sheri Giger is a Principal in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a contributor to the Disability, Leave & Health Management Blog. Her practice focuses on leave management issues including process reviews, paid sick leave, and compliance, as well as preventative human resource policy development, training and counseling and advice. Additionally, she works on policy/handbook development, particularly for multi-state issues.

Learn more about Ms. Giger on the Jackson Lewis website.

What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration.  This is the 26th blog in in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations and related issues to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.

Increasing legal risk by

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 25th blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations and related issues to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.

Delaying designation of FMLA-qualifying leave or designating more than

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”) in a decision today, overturning two lower court decisions that found the Act was invalid as an impermissible business regulation.

Under the PSDA, employers with 15+ employees must provide paid sick leave, up to 40 hours per year, at a rate of 1

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 24th blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.

Not properly understanding how holidays and holiday pay play into FMLA leave.

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 23rd blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.

Not understanding all of the reasons an employee can take FMLA

Update:  The Pittsburgh pregnancy accommodation ordinance has been in effect since March 15, 2019.  This new requirement for Pittsburgh employers to provide accommodations and protections for pregnant employees and their partners amends the City Fair Practices Ordinance and applies to employers with 5 or more employees.  The City has published guidance on the new

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 22nd blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.

Not taking into account the interplay of the federal FMLA and

In major news for employers in Pittsburgh, the City Council just unanimously passed a new ordinance greatly expanding protections for pregnant employees and imposing several new requirements on private employers, much like those under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and related EEOC guidance.

The ordinance also makes Pittsburgh one of the

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 21st blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability.

Dictating the documentation an employee provides to establish a family relationship.

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. Up until now, the most common mistakes were addressed in this blog. Now that we have hit the twentieth post in this series, we are going to dig a bit deeper into the FMLA regulations to