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2013-11-11 16:22:41

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sarah Brady, Chair of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the campaign's president, Dan Gross, will appear at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference to assess the success of the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act, more commonly known as the Brady Bill, two decades after it was signed into law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) At the event - scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 at 10...

2013-09-24 08:21:33

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the addition of Washington, Virginia, and Indiana motor vehicle records, Auto Data Direct, Inc. (ADD) now offers real-time access to 31 state databases for qualified companies. Whether for an automobile dealer confirming ownership for a trade-in, an insurer processing a claim, or a tow operator needing registrant and lien holder information to notify an owner his car has been towed, ADD's web-based system offers a single...

2013-07-09 23:22:27

United Benefit Advisors to Host FMLA webinar Presented by Reliance Standard Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Every year the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its mandates seem to become cloudier, more complex, and confusing; maintaining — and proving — compliance is costly. On average, successful “wrongful termination” lawsuits in breach of FMLA regulation result in damages that range from $87,500 to $450,000, according to the EEOC. Even in cases where the...

2013-06-12 23:25:45

As Father's Day approaches, over 61,000 Petitions Sent to Congress to support efforts for The Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act (HR515) and The Parental Bereavement Act of 2013 (S226) to grant unpaid leave to parents who have lost children. Chicago, IL and Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 With Father´s Day just days away, 61,000 supporters of The Farley-Kluger Initiative have petitioned members of Congress to support legislation in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives...

2013-06-04 12:27:55

Almost half of hospitality employees and roughly 40 percent of health care employees have an open FMLA leave at any time CHICAGO, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) absences are on the rise, and some sectors - call centers, hotels, government entities, manufacturers and health care organizations - far surpass others in terms of absenteeism rates, according to a new report by FMLASource(®), Inc., a ComPsych(®) company. ComPsych Corporation is the...

2013-02-25 08:29:37

20 years later, new report reappraises Family and Medical Leave Act as "early warning system" to prevent disability absence DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the 20(th) anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) released a study that spotlights how employers can use FMLA as an "early warning system" to predict and prevent disability absence. Analyzing data from 161 companies and 520,000 employees, the...

2013-02-05 12:21:22

New rule announced benefitting military families and airline flight crews WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act by issuing a final rule implementing two important expansions of FMLA protections. The first expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave currently available to families of military service members and it also...

2013-02-04 16:27:07

Organization That Wrote, Championed FMLA Urges Lawmakers to Expand It WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first federal study in 13 years to examine the impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) finds that the law has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on workers, families and businesses. The FMLA is the only federal law ever to help workers meet the dual demands of job and family. The National Partnership for Women & Families wrote and championed the...

2013-02-04 16:25:31

US Labor Department releases key findings on act's 20(th) anniversary WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the 20(th) anniversary of the signing of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, the U.S. Department of Labor today released the results of a survey on its use and impact. Titled "Family and Medical Leave Act in 2012: Final Report," the survey shows that the law has had a positive effect on the lives of millions of workers and their families without...

2013-02-04 16:25:29

Two decades after first federal law addressing family leave, growing calls for expanded access to affordable leave WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February 5 marks the 20-year anniversary of President Clinton's signing of the historic Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the first federal law that guaranteed Americans protected time to care for loved ones. Since its implementation in 1993, FMLA leave has been used more than 100 million times by an estimated 35...