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The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

This is the Department of Labor’s guide for employers regarding the FMLA. It is designed to help employers understand their obligations under the FMLA and the options that are available to them when administering FMLA leaves.

This guide is organized to correspond to the order of events from an employee’s leave request to the employee’s restoration to the same or equivalent job at the end of the FMLA leave. It also includes a topical index for ease of use.

Specific topics covered include:
  • Covered Employers Under the FMLA and their General Notice Requirements
  • When an Employee Needs FMLA Leave
  • Qualifying Reasons for Leave
  • The Certification Process
  • Military Family Leave
  • During an Employee’s FMLA Leave
  • FMLA Prohibitions



Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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