15. FMLA and COBRA

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  1. NL 1: A Special Issue: The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) – The 50 Things You May Need to Know
  2. NL 2: FMLA – “Parent” Definition is Flexible – “Parents” include People Who Cared for You
  3. NL 3: FMLA – Great Tool to E-x-t-e-n-d Employment
  4. NL 4: Is Drug Addiction a Legally Recognized Disability? Understanding Addiction, the Law and the Workplace
  5. NL 5: Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”
  6. NL 6: “Need a Therapist’s or Doctor’s Note for Work?”
  7. NL 7: “Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”
  8. NL 8: “Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”
  9. NL 9: “Problem Not Yet Solved; What’s My Next Step?” Your Five Alternative Next Steps
  10. QA 1: “Afraid to Take Vacation? Here’s Seven Ideas”
  11. QA 2: “Due to anxiety attacks, I am on FMLA leave; will I be fired when I return?”
  12. QA 3: “How do I resign while on FMLA leave (especially with a bully boss)?”
  13. QA 4: “If I work during FMLA leave, without prior approval, do I get paid?”
  14. QA 5: “On FMLA. Don’t want to return, but want unvested stock. What can I do?”
  15. QA 6: “Do I have any right to reinstatement when I return from a medical leave?”
  16. QA 7: “Does this sound like a legal case of ‘perceived disability’ discrimination?”
  17. QA 8: “How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?”
  18. QA 9: “I need to take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – Where do I start?”
  19. QA 10: “I took a FMLA leave of absence, and my boss told people of my medical problem. What should I do?”
  20. QA 11: “Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be denied a full raise based on my FMLA-approved absences?”
  21. QA 12: “While on FMLA leave, can I keep up with office emails?”
  22. QA 13: “I am working way too many hours!! Any ideas??”
  23. QA 14: “Pregnancy: Rights under Disability, FMLA and Discrimination laws.”
  24. QA 15: “What can I do if I was put on a Performance Improvement Plan in response to my taking a FMLA leave of absence?”


  1. NL 1: COBRA: The 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions
  2. NL 2: Ten Circumstances When COBRA is NOT Available to You
  3. QA 1: “If I am on COBRA from my last job, and I become eligible for health insurance from my new employer at a much higher cost, can I stay on COBRA?”
  4. QA 2: “If my employer has declared bankruptcy, can I still get COBRA benefits?”
  5. QA 3: “To be eligible for COBRA coverage, must I be on my employer’s medical plan for any certain period of time?”
  6. QA 4: “Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

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