Here are the single most important things a corporate counsel needs to know about each of six employment law topics.

No. 1: The Family and Medical Leave Act. When an employee is about to be terminated for excessive absenteeism, ask this: Were any of the absences covered by the FMLA? If they are, the company is buying into an FMLA suit. If the company has enough information to conclude that the absences are FMLA-covered, then firing the employee violates the law, even if the employee never sought FMLA leave.

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