Yikes! Is FMLA Usage a Matter of Employee Choice? Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. (Ninth Cir., Feb. 25, 2014)

Employers, beware. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals* has issued a decision that adds another wrinkle to your FMLA administration. This case is a pro-employee decision hiding in sheep’s clothing. Even though the employer won on the specific facts of the case, the court’s holding creates complications for FMLA management, muddies employers’ FMLA obligations, and … Continued