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Family & Medical Leave Act disputes on the rise

Per the National Law Journal, employment attorneys nationwide say the FMLA is resulting in mounting litigation and uncertainty. "A major point of contention is confusion over whether stress-related illnesses rise to the level of a 'serious health condition' covered by the act," Some employers notice that the stress and migraines which give rise to demands for paid leave ("intermittent unscheduled leave") seem to happen unusually often on Fridays and Mondays.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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