What restrictions apply to employee leave taken for the birth or adoption of a child?
Intermittent FMLA leave may be used for bonding with a newborn child or for the placement of a newly adopted or fostered child, but the employer must approve the use of such intermittent leave. If the newly born or newly placed child has a serious health condition, the employee has the [...]
Family and medical leave act: what does it provide?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave. Employees are also entitled to return to their same or an [...]
Who is eligible for FMLA leave?
A person is eligible to take leave under the FMLA if they: work for a covered employer; have worked 1,250 hours in the 12 months prior to taking leave (special rules apply to airline flight crew members). Employees who have worked for the employer for 12 months are eligible for FMLA [...]
The FMLA is applicable to what kinds of businesses/employers?
FMLA applies to all public sector employers, including local, state, and federal employers, and local education agencies (schools); and private sector employers with at least 50 employees for 20 hours a week in the current calendar year or in the previous calendar year, including joint employers.