In recent years, the number of federal lawsuits filed under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) has been steadily increasing.  In 2012, there were 406 new federal FMLA cases filed nationally.  In 2013, that number more than doubled to 992; and, in 2014, there were 1115 FMLA lawsuits filed in federal courts throughout the country.  After a record year for FMLA lawsuits, it is important for employers to review and re-evaluate their FMLA policies and procedures to avoid becoming part of the FMLA litigation statistics in 2015.  (Continue reading)