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The Paley Rothman Blog

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys.

Employment Law

Employers Must Comply with the FMLA When Evaluating Time-Off Requests to Attend School IEP Meetings

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued an Opinion Letter clarifying that an employee who has a child with a serious medical condition is entitled to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act so that the parent can attend a school meeting to discuss that child’s Individualized Education Program.

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Employment Law

Should Tweet of CEO’s Response to Mental Health Day Prompt Reevaluation of Your PTO Policy?

The concept of a “mental health day” is often overlooked when employers craft their vacation and leave policies. However, a recent tweet by a San Francisco-based web developer has sparked a national discussion about mental health and the appropriate way for employers to handle these situations.

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Employment Law, Government Contracts

“They’re heeeere” – Poltergeists Lurk Within Game-Changing Final Rule on Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces

After some two years of process – involving proposed rules, amendments, delays, and public comments – the final regulations implementing the President’s Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces were published on August 25, 2016.

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