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Family Medical Leave Act


Family Medical Leave Act

Most of us think of the Family Medical Leave Act as something you go out on when you have a baby. But it is much more than that. Last year after three hospitalizations for cellulitis, I had used up every bit of sick time and vacation time on my job. By applying for FMLA and being under it, my job was protected during the extended time I was off.

FMLA entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job- protected leave each year for specified family and medical reasons. An eligible employee's right to FMLA leave begins on August 5, 1993. Any leave taken before that date does not count as FMLA leave. However, events qualifying under the Act for FMLA leave purposes (e.g., the birth of a child) occurring before August 5, 1993, still entitle eligible employees to the benefits of FMLA on and after August 5, 1993.


Family Medical Leave Act Information

Synopsis of Law

Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:


Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor provides information about employee eligibility under FMLA; including valid reasons for leave; employee/employer notification responsibilities; and employee rights and benefits. This Advisor was developed by the Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration.

The Department of Labor (DOL) developed the elaws Advisors to help employees and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under numerous Federal employment laws. Each Advisor includes links to more detailed information that may be useful to the user, such as links to regulatory text, publications and organizations.




Final Regulations on Family and Medical Leave


Guide to the Family Medical Leave Act


The Family & Medical Leave Act

"Balancing Work and Family"

by: Gary Vikesland, MA LP CEAP


Family Medical Leave Act - Comments from People

Family Medical Leave Act:  Here's a collection of what people have been saying recently in public newsgroups about "Family Medical Leave Act", one of the many topics related to health and medicine. We offer you these pages as a convenient way of researching discussions about "Family Medical Leave Act". (To post responses or participate in the discussion about "Family Medical Leave Act", you would need to use newsgroup reading software or a web-based newsgroup service).


Center for Disability and Law - Family Medical Leave Act

What You Need to Know About Your Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Act (FMLA) 

By: Stephen S. Pennington, Esquire, and Jamie C. Ray, Esquire


Compliance Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act


Family Medical & Leave Act FAQS


Compliance Assistance —
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


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