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Employment Principal Andrea Kirshenbaum Looks at the Rise in FMLA Claims for in a Dec. 1 Column for The Legal Intelligencer

In her December 1 column for The Legal Intelligencer, Employment & Employee Relations Principal Andrea M. Kirshenbaum looks at the challenges that increasing Family with Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims are presenting employers. 

In the column, she notes: 

"Given the increased societal awareness of the FMLA, the strict liability standard for asserting claims of interference, and the less tedious process for asserting a claim as opposed to traditional employment discrimination statutes, it is no wonder that FMLA lawsuits have increased at such a rapid rate. Employers should assess their current process for administering FMLA and consider whether modifications to that process could better steel their organization from the increased risk of FMLA litigation."