Family Medical Leave Act News

More Employers Offering Paid Parental Leave Benefit

More than one in three U.S. employers offers paid maternity leave beyond the amount required by law, up from one in six earlier this decade, according to new data from the Society for Human Resource Management. All 20 of the …

Federal Judge Blocks Granting Family Leave to Same-Sex Couples in Texas

The U.S. was barred by a federal judge from immediately enforcing a new rule that would grant Family and Medical Leave Act benefits to same-sex couples. Texas sued the U.S. last week, claiming that the government’s definition of spouses would …

Court Reinstates Wrongful Termination Claim Against Mississippi Utility

A federal appeals court has reinstated Keri M. Towns’ wrongful termination case against Northeast Mississippi Electric Power Association. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a Mississippi federal judge who had …