What is FMLA? As an employer do you know if your company is under the FMLA mandate? FMLA is the abbreviation for Family and Medical Leave Act. It is a federal law passed in 1993 by the United States Congress that requires covered employers to provide employees job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Some states have enacted laws that mandate additional family and medical leave for workers. Therefore you should check with your respective state's department of labor to ensure that you abide by the state's regulations.
With all the lawsuits related to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), human resources managers need to make sure they do everything by the book when an employee gives notice that they’ll be out for an extended period of time. Here are a few things to consider in order to ensure compliance and protect your company.
This certainly isn’t an exhaustive list but should prove helpful as a quick guide. Go to http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla for more comprehensive tools, rules, and guidance.