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Jenna Bedsole and Rachel VanNortwick Barlotta Discuss Common Legal Problems for Employers in Birmingham Business Journal


In the Birmingham Business Journal's "The Bottom Line" feature, Jenna Bedsole and Rachel VanNortwick Barlotta discuss common legal problems that employers or managers inadvertently make. Ms. Bedsole noted, "The Family Medical Leave Act still presents great challenges for supervisors. The FMLA can be triggered when an employee is out for three consecutive days and receives continuing treatment by or is under the supervision of a doctor." Ms. Barlotta noted the difficulties created by failure to address performance problems: "Managers frequently get into trouble when they fail to have difficult conversations with employees. Instead of providing counseling when an employee has performance problems, managers often ignore the problems in hopes the employee will self-correct."

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