Susan Schoenfeld, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Schoenfeld has practiced in the area of employment litigation and counseling, covering topics such as disability discrimination, wrongful discharge, and sexual harassment. She provided training and counseling to corporate clients and litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals, state court, and at the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to private practice, Ms. Schoenfeld was an attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, D.C., where she advised federal agencies, drafted regulations, conducted inspector training courses, and litigated cases for DOL. Ms. Schoenfeld received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Union College, and her law degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
Interview: Susan was quoted in a NBCNews.com article on the topic of the reasons why nonvoters don't make it to the polls on Election Day.
Video: Watch Susan's recent video on FMLA recertification requests.
On July 1, 2015, the state Fair Employment and Housing Council’s (FEHC’s) revised regulations for the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) take effect. The amended regulations are largely intended to bring the state regulations into conformity with the regulations for CFRA’s federal counterpart, the FMLA.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continues to churn out regulations, offer agency guidance, and release new information impacting federal government contractors. Here are some of the latest developments coming out of the OFCCP.
On July 1, 2015, final regulations implementing the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) take effect. The final regulations are largely intended to bring the rules into conformity with the regulations for CFRA’s federal counterpart, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in in Obergefell v. Hodges will also simplify and expand the application of a number of state and federal laws that grant certain rights and protections to spouses, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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