The law mandates that employers give employees time-off from work for medical reasons under specific circumstances. However, each employee’s specific rights will depend largely on the state he or she works in and the size of the employer. This article briefly describes the various types of medical leaves of absence employees may be entitled to.
Sarnoff + Sarnoff is honored to have filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian servicemembers, veterans, and their allies. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled last month in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America et al. that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (“DADT”) is unconstitutional and issued an injunction barring DADT’s enforcement by the Pentagon. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of the District Court’s injunction pending appeal, meaning that the military may continue to investigate and discharge brave and honorable service men and women solely because of their sexual orientation. The issue before the U.S. Supreme Court is whether to uphold the Ninth Circuit’s stay.