Family and Medical Leave Act

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Family and Medical Leave Act

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FMLA

A federal law, enacted in 1993, that requires large employers to grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period to long-standing employees for compelling medical or family reasons. Reasons include care of spouse, child, or parent of employee who has a serious health problem; birth of child of employee and care of the child; adoption or foster care-placement of a child with employee; and serious employee health problems that do not allow person to perform essential functions of job position.
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Total FMLA time off for manufacturing companies increased by 62 percent to 26.
The FMLA also entitles eligible family members to take up to 26 work weeks of military caregiver leave in a single 12-month period to care for a qualified, injured service member or veteran.
The FMLA poster is required for all employers covered by the FMLA and must be displayed at all locations, even if there are no eligible employees.
In your family leave tracking records, this event may only be tracked under FMLA.
FMLA has particularly affected companies with fixed attendance policies, i.
Thus, for purposes of the FMLA, your business may be a successor in interest to an employee's former employer, whether or not you intended to be.
The FMLA allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period to care for loved ones or themselves.
12) This feature of the FMLA also was unaffected by the recent amendments.
After determining Erdman's eligibility under the law, the court addressed whether Erdman was protected by FMLA because she had yet to actually take the leave, and it came to the emphatic conclusion that she was protected.
Therefore, if your pregnant colleague wishes to use accrued paid leave, the FMLA permits her to do so if company policy allows her to use it for that purpose.
The new regulations require employers to make many changes to their FMLA policies, procedures and documentation in order to get in compliance by the January 16, 2009 effective date.