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‘Tis the Season For Holiday Workplace Issues – Download our Holiday eBook for Employers

Posted in Employment Issues

Last week, on our sister blog the Employer Law Report, we ran a five-part series that addressed the Top 5 Holiday Headaches for Employers. We have taken the series, along with a special “stocking stuffer” that tackles three prickly FMLA holiday questions, and wrapped them up for you into an eBook. For your reference, the topics included in the eBook are:

  1. Three FMLA Stocking Stuffers: How to Avoid a Big Lump of Coal
  2. Avoiding Holiday Party Liability When the Office Santa Tries to Teach His Employees a Few “Reindeer Games”
  3. Being Inclusive Without Being A Grinch
  4. “Holiday Attire” Does

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Sixth Circuit Upholds Denial of ERISA-Based Income Protection Benefits; Plan Administrator Need Not Investigate Whether the Employer Violated FMLA

Posted in ERISA Litigation

I wanted to direct our readers to a recent post from Brian Hall – Editor of our sister blog – Employer Law Report – regarding a recent Sixth Circuit decision in Farhner v. United Transportation Union Discipline Income Protection Plan.  As Brian states:

… a well-drafted ERISA income protection or severance pay plan should enable the plan administrator to rely on the employer’s stated reason for termination of an employee, rather than conducting an independent review of the facts regarding the termination.

Click here to read Brian’s complete post.…


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