The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") requires covered employers to allow eligible employees a total of 12-weeks of leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons: the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child; the care of a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition;
Minnesota Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Attrorney
The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to all public agencies, public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees. Eligible employees include those who have worked for their employer for at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work at a location where there are 50 or more employees. Eligible employees are allowed 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for any of the following reasons:
- Birth and care of newborn child;
- Placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care;
- To care for an immediate family member with serious health condition; or
- To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): New 2013 Regulations
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was recently amended by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). The changes adopted by the DOL are effective as of March 8, 2013. The new regulations, among other things, expand protections to military families and airline flight crews. Specifically, the updated regulations provide families of
Employers Must Update Minnesota Family & Medical Leave Act Poster
A recently issued final ruling is requiring employers with 50 or more employees to post an updated version of the poster entitled "Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act." All employers of 50 or more employees must display the poster authored by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) explaining important provisions
Family Medical Leave Act – Eligibility of Employees
The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides “eligible” employees up to 12 weeks of medical leave to take care of their own medical needs and those of certain family members. The FMLA also provides eligible employees up to 26 weeks of leave in the case of a family member who is an injured service
May an Employer Terminate an Employee on Family Medical Leave?
I am often asked whether an employer can fire an employee that is out on medical leave. Under the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employee who is eligible for leave under the FMLA is entitled to up to 12 weeks of medical leave. During the time the employee is on leave, he or