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In 2009, the Department of Labor amended its regulations and required employers to provide individual FMLA notices to employees regarding their eligibility and rights under the FMLA (Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities) and to what extent and how long each employee is entitled to FMLA  (Designation Notice).  Therefore, simply putting FMLA rights language in a handbook does not […]

Since its inception, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has afforded countless employees the opportunity to care for themselves or a family member with a serious health issue without having to fear that they will lose their job for doing so. Whether you are the one facing a health problem, or you simply wish […]

 As an employee in the United States you are protected by a number of important state and federal laws. Some of these laws prohibit unwanted conduct in the workplace, such as the various anti-discrimination laws. Others provide you with certain benefits and set standards for the workplace. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act, or […]

Fortunately, workers in the United States are protected by a number of state and federal employment laws that address things such as discrimination, wages, and benefits in the workplace. If you find that you have a medical emergency that requires you to take time off from work, for example, your job may be protected under […]

By now, most employees and employers are familiar with the basic principles of the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. The FMLA was enacted as a way to protect employees who are forced to take time off from their jobs to care for a family member facing a medical emergency or because of their […]

The FMLA (“Family Medical Leave Act”) is an incredibly important law in today’s work place. It allows for expecting fathers and mothers, caring parents, and employees with serious health conditions to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave away from work with the guarantee that when they return, their job will be waiting for […]

As a worker in the United States you may be eligible to take unpaid leave for certain family related or medical reasons if your employer is a covered employer and you are otherwise eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. The FMLA is a federal law that is intended to protect your […]

In the United States a variety of state and federal laws govern various aspects of the employer-employee relationship as well as cover important aspects of the workplace that directly impact employees. The Family and Medical Leave Act, for example, allows certain workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work for […]

Working women have had to face the motherhood dilemma for as long as they have been in the workforce. When should a couple try to have children? How can a woman handle pregnancy while working? What will happen to her job during and after the pregnancy? If you are currently pregnant you may also be […]

The Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees that covered employees can take time off if they have a medical or a family situation.  If you work for a government or public sector employee, you can take advantage of the benefits provided by the FMLA. If you work in the private sector and your employer has […]