On February 17, 2017, attorneys for the federal government filed an uncontested motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for a 60-day extension of time, to and including May 1, 2017, to file their reply brief in an appeal of the preliminary injunction that halted implementation of the new overtime regulations.
The U.S. Court of Appeals has held that a lower court in granting judgment in favor of an employer that denied an employee’s request for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave in order to care for his seriously ill grandfather who had raised him as a child. The court held that, after the employee expressly requested leave to care for his grandfather, the employer was obligated to specify any additional information that it needed to determine whether the employee was entitled to FMLA leave.
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