FMLA – Family Medical Leave ActFMWPadmin2019-06-28T16:37:20+00:00
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law requiring employers with 50 or more employees to provide job-protected leaves to employees who:
have a serious health condition that prevents them from working;
have a parent, child, or spouse with a serious health condition;
have a newly born, adopted, or foster child;
have a parent, child, or spouse who is going on active military duty; or
have a parent, child, or spouse who is seriously injured while on active military duty.
Depending on the medical need, FMLA leave can be consecutive, intermittent, or on a reduced schedule. Employees on FMLA leave are entitled to be reinstated into their old job or an equivalent position. In addition, a number of states, including California, have their own family leave laws.
Employers: It takes only one confused or misinformed supervisor to cost your organization tens of thousands of dollars in an FMLA lawsuit. Our Managing Within the Law Part II class and Managing Leaves webinar teaches managers what they need to know about FMLA and state family leave laws.
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