Sat.Oct 19, 2019

Women Fired for Not Returning from FMLA; Wins a Lawsuit for Unlawful Termination. Here’s Why

Evil HR Lady

Maria Alves’s employer fired her when she didn’t return from her maternity leave. Well, to be fair, they gave her one extension and fired her when she asked for a second extension. That may seem reasonable–companies aren’t obligated to hold your job forever, and the US requires only 12 weeks of unpaid time off–if you qualify for FMLA. So, why did Boston University lose a lawsuit? Because Alves not only had a new baby, she had postpartum depression (PPD).

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Navigating the Gig Economy: Tips for Independent Workers

The Undercover Recruiter

You’ve heard of the gig economy — a buzzword otherwise known as the sharing economy, on-demand workforce or independent workers. These days it’s reshaping the way many people work and opening employment doors that weren’t available a decade ago.

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Best jobs for older workers

Boomers Next Step

Just a generation ago people expected to work at the same company for most of their adult lives, pay into a retirement plan and once they turned sixty or sixty-two…maybe sixty-five at a pinch… they’d head off into a comfortable retirement. But those times are essentially gone.

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weekend free-for-all — October 19-20, 2019

Ask A Manager

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.). Book recommendation of the week: Lust & Wonder , by Augusten Burroughs.

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