Family and Medical Leave Act

By Saman Haque and Ellen E. McLaughlin

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a recent ruling, Roberts v. Gestamp (Decided August 15, 2022), the Fourth Circuit reversed, in part, the lower court’s decision to grant the Company’s motion for summary judgment on the grounds that the employee did not follow the Company’s “usual and customary” absence notice procedures as required by the Family
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By: Daniel B. Klein and  Carolyn B. French

On January 7, 2015, during one of his final days in office, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Parental Leave bill, which amends and replaces the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (“MMLA”) and greatly expands its scope.

The most significant aspect of the new law is that it extends to men the
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