On March 20, 2012, “the U.S. Supreme Court in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Md. held that state employees have no cause of action under the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act. In plain English, if you work for a State employer, and you need time off work for a serious health condition that leaves you unable to perform the essential functions of your job, the FMLA does not require that your employer give you any time off.”
For full article see: US Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of FMLA Coverage for Employers. For more information see Eric B. Meyer’s blog, The Employer Handbook.
- SCOTUS Affirms Fourth Circuit FMLA Stance in Coleman (blogs.findlaw.com)
- U.S. Department of Labor Has New FLSA and FMLA Fact Sheets | Eric Meyer | 1/24/12 (vinhsulaw.wordpress.com)
- Supreme Court Rules State Cannot Be Sued For Refusing Employee’s Sick Time (washington.cbslocal.com)