FMLA violations: Expect double damages to be new normal, ruling says

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As if you needed another reason to double-check your managers’ Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) training. Still, a recent court ruling just gave employers a pretty big one. 

In a nutshell, the court said if a company winds up guilty of an FMLA violation in court, it’ll most likely have to fork over double damages.

That’s the takeaway from Crain v. Schlumberger Technology, an FMLA ruling that essentially said if an employer is found guilty of violating the FMLA, it will have to pay the jury verdict as well as an additional amount equal to that figure in liquidated damages —

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