The Family Medical Leave Act is becoming an increasing source of confusion and litigation in the workplace, according to employment attorneys across the nation. Workers are suing their employers, alleging that employers are not granting unpaid leave when they should, while employers claim that workers are abusing the FMLA, using it for purposes that it wasn't intended. The heightened tensions have been noticed by the U.S. Department of Labor, which recently launched a public inquiry into the act.
FMLA an Increasing Source of Litigation, Say Employment Lawyers
The National Law Journal
January 12, 2007