Here is a bit of info for anyone that has taken FMLA in the last couple of years. On the railroad and like alot of other companies when you take FMLA leave they force you to use your vacation time and any other paid time off you have built up in order to take off under FMLA. The Unions at the Railroad have been fighting this practice since they came out with it claiming that FMLA law was not intended to be used in that manner. We argued that an employee should have the choice under FMLA LAW that if they wanted time off it could be without pay so they could save their vacation time and sick time for a later date. Well the Railroads refused to negotiate with us and pretty much said if you don't like it take us to court and thats exactly what the Unions did. Today a 3 panel judge ruled in favored of the unions and claimed that FMLA Law was never intended to force employees to take vacation time in order to get time off. The 3 panel judge also ruled that the railroads will be forced to back pay any employee that was forced to use vacation or sick time under FMLA. So basicly employee's will be paid double pay for any day they took off under FMLA. This is the first ruling of this kind on FMLA so look for alot of companies to change their policies in the near future.
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