Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued throughout California. The temperature is forecast to exceed 105 degrees in northern and inland parts of the state this week including areas around Sacramento, Fresno and the eastern parts of the Bay Area.

A key aspect of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is its mandate that employers may not “interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of or the attempt to exercise, any rights” under the Act. A recent Seventh Circuit decision[i] highlights the employer’s duty to provide leave without interference, no matter how that interference may manifest itself. The decision further illustrates how an employer can violate FMLA rights without actually denying an FMLA leave request.

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