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The Ugly Side of the Family Leave Law

Chicago Tribune
March 3, 2013

"The ugly side of the family leave law," written Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak was published in the Sunday, March 3, 2013 issue of the Chicago Tribune. Jeff indicates the ugly side to the FMLA is "The law is nearly impossible for companies to administer and is often susceptible to abuse by employees." He references a recent survey by the SHRM that found that more than 60 percent of HR professionals found it difficult to comply with the FMLA, and about 40 percent of this same group said they have had to grant FMLA requests that they perceived to be illegitimate. Jeff’s article continues with some real life examples that illustrate among other things employees’ abuse of FMLA.