Haeggquist & Eck Sues Interwest Consulting Group for Wrongful Termination In Violation of Family Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act

By | 2017-05-24T20:12:24+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The employee rights advocates at Haeggquist & Eck have sued Interwest Consulting, Inc. for wrongful termination on behalf of the company’s former Director of Marketing. Plaintiff Sherry Beck is represented by Haeggquist & Eck attorneys Alreen Haeggquist and Aaron Olsen. Her lawsuit alleges that she was fired in September 2015, while on protected leave following the [...]

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FMLA Protects Employees Who Take Their Loved Ones on End-Of-Life Trips, Says the Seventh Circuit

By | 2015-01-06T13:44:27+00:00 February 8th, 2014|Employment Law, FMLA Leave, Uncategorized|

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a family member such as a spouse, child, or parent, if the family member has a serious health condition. 29 U.S.C. § 2612(a)(1)(C). What qualifies as “caring for” a family member [...]

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FMLA Leave Expanded for Military Family Members and Airline Flight Crew Employees

By | 2015-01-06T14:26:45+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The U.S. Department of Labor has amended the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to expand leave available to military family members and airline flight crew employees. The expansion is expected to affect more than 91 million workers working for 1.2 million employers. Military Family Members Qualifying Exigency Leave Employees eligible for FMLA are entitled to [...]

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