Debra Friedman, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, spoke with Business Insurance about Family and Medical Leave Act and how employers should handle it. Debbie warned against automatically firing an employee if he or she does not return immediately to work after the 12-week leave has ended. “This law can’t be viewed in a vacuum,” she said. “An employer has to carefully evaluate whether an employee is entitled to additional time off under state or local laws or ordinances or pursuant to company policies on leaves of absences.”
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