Can employee who is requesting additional leave under the FMLA be terminated? 6/23/15

The following Legal Hotline question was addressed by Hagood Tighe of Fisher & Phillips
Question: We have an employee who has exhausted his FMLA leave. He cannot return to work yet, but says that he should be able to return soon. He is requesting three more weeks of leave. Can we terminate him and hire a replacement since his FMLA is exhausted?

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Should I have my employees sign an arbitration agreement? 8/11/14

By Hagood Tighe, Fisher & Phillips

On a regular basis, I am asked whether companies should have their employees sign arbitration agreements. Generally, I am in favor of arbitration agreements. But, before deciding that arbitration agreements are for you and your business, there are some important considerations.

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