Most workers were faced with a choice between keeping a job and taking time off to care for a new baby or to care for themselves or a loved one facing a medical emergency. Topics covered in this report include: Who Is Covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act? When Can You Use FMLA […]
Until relatively recently workers frequently struggled to choose between things such as staying home after the birth of a baby or caring for a sick family member and keeping their jobs because employers were not required to allow employees time off for medical emergencies. Fortunately, the Family and Medical Leave Act changed all of that. […]
The Family and Medical Leave Acts is a federal law that protects covered workers when they need to take time off work for an eligible family or medical emergency. Prior to the enactment of the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, workers typically risked the loss of their job when an emergency required the […]
How Soon after Providing Notice of the Need to Take FMLA Leave Must an Employer Determine If the Employee Is Eligible?
As a worker in the United States you enjoy a number of important benefits and protections that workers in other countries do not have. One of those is the ability to take job protected leave for medical or family emergencies, if you qualify, pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. If you […]
If you are currently working and are pregnant you are likely trying to figure out how to balance the two. One question that many pregnant employees have is “How much leave am I entitled to for being pregnant?” Leave time related to a pregnancy can become a complicated issue that is best discussed with an […]
To the rest of the world, America is often viewed as a “work, work, work” society… While it is true that Americans tend to work long hours and that employers have not historically been very “family friendly,” those attitudes are starting to change. In addition, the law is starting to see the benefit of requiring […]
Prior to passage of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, workers in the United States were frequently faced with the very real possibility of losing their job and/or job related benefits when faced with a family or medical crisis. Fortunately, that concern has been eliminated for workers who are eligible to take […]
Many employees in the United States are potentially eligible to take unpaid, but job protected, leave for certain family and medical reasons covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. Unfortunately, because the eligibility and procedural requirements of the FMLA can be somewhat confusing, many workers who would be covered do not take […]
Facing a serious family emergency or medical crisis is difficult enough without also having to worry about losing your job because of the emergency or crisis. Fortunately, your job may be protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, if you find yourself facing this all too common dilemma. If you plan to […]
Not all workers are entitled to FMLA leave in Florida. Learn more about Family and Medical Leave Act in this presentation.