Intermittent Leave A Thorn In Employers' Sides

Law360, New York (October 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A portion of the Family and Medical Leave Act that provides intermittent leave benefits to employees with serious medical conditions has raised calls for reform from many employers and employment attorneys who say the well-intended policy is prone to abuse and in need of fine-tuning and clarification by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Although employers and employees generally agree with the spirit of the FMLA, they have taken opposing stances on how the letter of the law should be modified, with employees calling for an expansion...
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