Recently, we’ve had a spike in questions related to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In response to this, we will occasionally highlight related tools, resources and articles here on the blog. Today, we’ll start with some of the basics.
elaws – Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor is a resource from the U.S. Department of Labor that helps identify which employers are covered by the law, which employees are eligible for FMLA leave, what entitlements and benefits are provided under the law and in what situations FMLA leave may be used. It reflects the current regulations effective January 16, 2009. It also notes changes resulting from Congress’s subsequent amendments to the FMLA. After an initial FMLA overview, the tool walks the user through a series of if/then eligibility questions. Pages that may be of significant help to employers include Employer Rights and Responsibilities Menu and a Glossary of Terms Used in the FMLA.
Other tools
DOL Family and Medical Leave Act – comprehensive list of resources and tools.
DOL Wage and Hour Division: Fact Sheet #28: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (revised in February 2010)
DOL Wage & Hour Division: Military Family Leave Provisions
DOL Wage & Hour Division: FMLA Poster – All covered employers are required to display and keep displayed a poster prepared by the Department of Labor summarizing the major provisions of The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and telling employees how to file a complaint. The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous place where employees and applicants for employment can see it. A poster must be displayed at all locations even if there are no eligible employees.

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