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10 Signs You’re Facing Retaliation for Taking FMLA Leave

When you take leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act, it’s safe to assume you’re already under some stress. It can be good stress, like taking time off to be with a new baby. Or it can be difficult, emotional distress as when you’re taking time off to care for a terminally-ill loved one. […]

What Do You Need to File for FMLA Leave?

What Do You Need to File for FMLA Leave?

There isn’t an easy button to push when you’d like to go out on leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Don’t misunderstand, it’s not a difficult process but the covered employers do have some leeway as to how they implement it as long as they do so equitably. If you want to […]

FMLA Fitness-for-Duty Certification

What is FMLA Fitness-for-Duty Certification?

Leave from work may be taken and protected by the Family &  Medical leave Act by eligible employees who work for covered companies their own “serious health condition” or that of an immediate family member, in addition to other reasons such as adoption or care for a newborn. When the employee is the one with […]

Most Common FMLA Violations

5 of the Most Common FMLA Violations

FMLA violations are probably more common than you think. Employees want to believe when they are talking to the human resources department that the employer is adhering to the law but many times the Human Resources Department representative simply don’t know the details of the Family & Medical Leave Act and whether it applies to […]

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What Should You Expect from FMLA Leave

The Family & Medical Leave Act was designed to protect the jobs of eligible employees during difficult emotional times caused by their own serious health condition or that of a loved one. When you’re dealing with a grave situation, the last thing you need (or want) to worry about is your job security. While the […]

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Do You Get Paid When on FMLA Leave?

The 1993 the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in large part to ensure those who need their jobs most would not lose them when they needed to take care of themselves or their family. This protection was put in place for employment purposes but what does it mean in regards to salary […]

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When Can You Take FMLA Leave?

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides peace of mind for those who are covered that they can take time away from work to care for themselves, or an immediate family member, for up to 12 weeks and have a job upon their return. But it doesn’t cover every situation. The law is very […]

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Are You Qualified for FMLA Leave?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, brought about a large change in the workplace as it afforded protected individuals with the right to care for themselves or an immediate relative for up to 12 months without risk of losing their job. While this was a great step for employees, not everyone is qualified […]

FMLA Violations

5 Common FMLA Violations & Mistakes Employers Make

What are some common FMLA violations by employers? Were you denied leave or disciplined for FMLA absences? Eligible employees have a right to take leave for qualifying medical conditions or family circumstances as outlined by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To qualify for FMLA leave, an employee must meet the following basic eligibility […]

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The Latest Debate: Raising FMLA Maternity Leave Standards in US

The United States is the only industrialized country without paid maternity leave for new mothers. There is no federal mandate providing paid FMLA maternity leave to working mothers caring for newborns in America. This puts new mothers in an incredibly tough situation, especially when they are the primary income earner or “head of household”. A […]

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