No wage taxes should be withheld when an employer is settling a suit under the Family and Medical Leave Act, a Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge has ruled.

In his 10-page opinion in Carr v. Fresenius Medical Care, U.S. Magistrate Judge David R. Strawbridge found that the text of the FMLA differs from other employment statutes because it provides for “damages equal to” the amount of lost wages.

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