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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.

For many, the start of school looks different this year: from all virtual, to hybrid, to parent’s choice.  Employers required to provide leave under the Federal Families First Coronavirus Act (“FFCRA”) may be wondering how to administer FFCRA leave under this new regime.

Not to be out-classed, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued additional clarification on its FAQs and guidance regarding the FMLA and the FFCRA in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some highlights include:

Telemedicine Visits Are “In-Person” Visits with a Healthcare Provider under the FMLA

Telemedicine visits (those medical appointments that are conducted by remote video conference

What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration.  This is the 29th blog in a series highlighting some mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration.

Failing to consider an employee’s potential FMLA rights in the context of the Coronavirus.

What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration.  This is the 28th blog in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration.

Denying an employee FMLA leave to care for an adult

We previously posted about Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance, the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld this past summer after a lengthy legal challenge. Our previous post can be found here.

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

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