Labor & Employment Dispatch: September 2019
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Credit: US Department of Labor
Is There Anything Improper About Taking a Vacation During FMLA Leave?
While posting vacation photos on Facebook during a leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is probably not a stellar idea, the question of whether an employee can take a vacation during FMLA leave may not be so obvious. Two recent court cases illustrate an employer’s dilemma when faced with hearing about an employee who is on FMLA leave and has taken a personal trip during the leave. As with most employment cases, the holdings are very fact specific, however these cases remind us of the importance of a thorough analysis when faced with an increasingly common abuse of policy.
Congratulations to Jackson Walker’s 2019 “Texas Super Lawyers”
Each year, less than 5% of attorneys in Texas are named to Thomson Reuters‘ “Texas Super Lawyers” list, with selection based on professional accomplishments, peer recognition, and community involvement. This year, Jackson Walker proudly congratulates 52 attorneys who were named to the list, including the following labor and employment and ERISA attorneys:
- Greta Cowart: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
- Scott Fiddler: Employment & Labor
- Gary Fowler: Employment & Labor
- Gary Ingram: Employment & Labor
- John Jansonius: Employment Litigation: Defense
- Jay Rutherford: Employment & Labor
- Lonnie Schooler: Employment & Labor
Join Us at the Dallas L&E Symposium in October
For the 21st consecutive year, the Labor & Employment Law Symposium will kick off at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas on October 10, 2019. This year’s symposium will feature speakers from Jackson Walker and Lockton as they present the following seminars:
Coordinating What Can’t Be Unseen: Forming a Thorough Online Strategy
In light of Ariana Grande’s lawsuit against Forever 21, Joel Glover shares how sound marketing and social media policies can help reduce the risks of distracting lawsuits.
“Whether coordinated or not, self-motivated business leaders up and down the ladder engage on social media in ways that are as visible as official company messaging—if not more so.”
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