FMLA leave is a formalized process. There are specific forms that the Department of Labor wants both the employee and the company to use. Make sure you know to navigate FMLA leave requests.
- The Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA,…was passed in 1993 to help balance the need…to address personal and family medical challenges…with an employer's need for productivity.…The FMLA applies if you have 50 or more employees…working within a 75 mile radius.…To be covered by the FMLA, an employee must have worked…for at least 1,250 hours…in their last 12 months at the company.…
FML leave is a very formalized process.…There are specific forms the Department of Labor…wants both the employee and the company to use.…Managers get their companies in trouble…when they don't understand that an employee…may request FMLA leave regardless of how badly…they're needed at work.…Unlike the ADA, it's not about accommodating…the employee need or any undo hardship…on the part of the employer.…If they or a family member qualify,…they get the leave, period.…
Let's take a look at what the FMLA considers…a qualifying event for leave to be taken.…The birth of a son or a daughter,…or placement of a son or daughter with the employee…for adoption or foster care.…
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