How They Won It: Mayer Brown Forges FMLA Opt-Out Path

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT) -- In securing clarification that employees may affirmatively decline coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act even if departing work for an FMLA-covered reason, attorneys for Mayer Brown LLP kept the factual record at the fore even in the face of a vigorous interest group on the plaintiffs bar to seal a win for Foster Poultry Farms Inc.

Mayer Brown trial specialist Carmine R. Zarlenga and his team on Feb. 25 successfully convinced the Ninth Circuit that Foster Farms had not violated the FMLA when it...
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