The bill was meant to give employees the flexibility needed to attend to pressing medical needs that affect the employees themselves or close relatives. Assuredly, while American workers have benefited from…
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However, the FMLA has been a source of trouble for attorneys, courts and employers because of the ambiguity that characterizes most of its provisions. The Family and Medical Leave Act should be reformed to make it comprehensive and specific.
The FMLA came into effect in August, 1993 and has ended years of controversy since the signing of the bill. It provides employees with a job-protected leave in case of medical issues that affect close relatives or the employees themselves. The Act gives 12 weeks of leave within one year (Bartl & MacDougall, 2002). The laws specify that a medical leave should be taken if the health condition is serious if it renders an employee to unfit to perform essential duties (Neuson, 2006). It may also be triggered by a serious health condition that affects a family member who cannot manage to care for her or himself. However, the FMLA has been the recipient of heavy criticism and immense litigation because of its ambiguous nature. The lack of proper interpretation leaves the law open to abuse by employees.
The Ragsdale v. Wolverine World Wide, 122 S. Ct. 1155(2002) demonstrated that there is no clear definition on the directives that govern the leave within the Act (Bartl & MacDougall, 2002). In the case, the Supreme Court threw away that directive by the Department of Labor that requires employers to notify employees when the 12-week medical leave starts. The FMLA specifies that an employer should inform an employee of his or her right to a 12-week medical leave within one year. However, it does not provide specifications on whether the employee is obligated to notify an employer when the medical leave starts. A reform would be necessary to make clear the issue of leave duration. It can help avoid the immense litigation costs incurred in lawsuits.
The FMLA has also been the subject of many lawsuits
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This area, less than one hundred and fifty square miles in size, houses more than one and a half million Palestinians. A website designed to track the news of this area states that over half of its 200,000 person-per-square-mile population is made up of children, many of whom still live in the same refugee camps to which their grandparents moved after the creation of Israel in 1948 (GazaSiege.org).
Due to its effectiveness and popularity, the use of rewards to motivate staff and its effect on productivity would be analyzed. Introduction Motivating employees could be a complex undertaking to most supervisors or managers. People would have varied needs, set different goals aimed at satisfying their needs and would undertake various actions to attain the goals.
Vegetarianism denotes the exclusion of meat from the diet. Vegetarians are categorized into (1) Vegans, who consume only plant-based products (2) Lacto-vegetarians, who include milk and dairy products in their plant-based diets and (3) Lacto-ovo-vegetarians, who eat dairy products and eggs in addition to plant-based foods.
43). For the purpose of law is to extend punishment to the culprits and to provide safety and security to the common citizens and not to unnecessarily be prejudiced and biased against people who got involved in a crime and have served their sentence. It goes without saying that the current sex offender registration laws are obsolete and anachronistic that lead to the unwarranted harassment of many sex offenders and they need to be changed to extend a measure of relief and space to the sex offenders whose offences are not that serious and grave.
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Hence, with relation to the last paper, this essay will be discussing the solution to this problem and advantages that are tagged with the solution proposed. For this purpose, after extensive research, the solution that pops up in the mind
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