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.
Alcoholism is at a near epidemic rate in the United States. It is inevitable that employees suffering from alcoholism will have performance and attendance issues, potentially implicating the FMLA, ADA, and related state laws. Precisely which employees are protected and what employers need to do to address alcoholism in the workplace can be complicated.
Medical certification is one of the most complex and confusing aspects for employers when administering leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In this video, HR.BLR.com Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld provides a quick review of the FMLA's medical certification rules and answers one of the most frequently asked questions on medical certification.
What do you do when an employee asks for leave for fertility treatment? Is leave for fertility treatment available under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)?
Microsoft® recently announced that it will require a “wide variety of suppliers” that do business with Microsoft to provide at least 15 days of paid leave per year to their employees who perform work with Microsoft.
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