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This Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act is designed to provide essential information about the FMLA, including information about employers’ obligations under the law and the options available to employers in administering leave under the FMLA. The Guide is organized to correspond to the order of events from an


2 The Employee’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act Who Can Use FMLA Leave? In order to take FMLA leave, you must first work for a covered employer. Generally, private employers with at least 50 employees are covered by the law. Private employers with fewer than 50 employees are not covered by the FMLA, but may be covered


As a Massachusetts employer, you're likely going to have new responsibilities under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. This guide is intended to help you prepare for those responsibilities before the law's effective date of Oct. 1, 2019.


Others use FMLA to care for loved ones who are sick or injured. In some cases, employees take FMLA to recover from a personal injury or illness. Read on for a comprehensive guide to the FMLA guidelines. Explore facts about the FMLA program and everything that human resources need to know for compliance purposes. What is the FMLA?


Your employer is required to notify you, within five business days, whether you are eligible for FMLA. When they communicate with you regarding eligibility, if you are approved, they must also provide you with your rights and responsibilities under the FMLA. Your employer must also provide you with any request for certification. Certification


The Department of Labor has issued guidance for employers on the FMLA. The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act attempts to walk employers through the FMLA process, starting with determining who is a covered employer and going through employer obligations when employees request leave. The Guide should be a valuable resource for employers.


When an employee requests FMLA leave or the employer acquires knowledge that leave may be for a FMLA purpose, the employer must notify the employee of their eligibility to take leave, and inform the employee of their rights and responsibilities under the FMLA (see Form WH-381). Designation notice.


Table of Contents The Family and Medical Leave Act The BasicsPage 3 Questions 1-9 Family Leave Caring for a New Baby — for Moms and Dads, Births, Adoptions and Foster Placements Questions 10-17 Page 9 Caring for a Seriously Ill Child, Spouse or Parent Questions 18-23 Page 12 Using Vacation or Sick Time With Your FMLA


The Employer's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) May 19, 2016 at 2:45 PM. Share. 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.


If a manager waits a week to inform HR, that could delay the start of the 12-week FMLA period. The employer can’t make the FMLA leave retroactive, and letting the employee take more than 12 ...