The publication of a new U.S. Department of Labor guide to employees’signals an opportunity for everyone—including employers—to take a fresh look at this critical, sometimes confusing law.
THE LAW: Thecovers private employers with at least 50 employees if those employees work within 75 miles of one another. In cases where employees work remotely, the office they report to or take orders from is considered their workplace.
Employees of covered employers are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave if they have worked for the employer for at least one year. The service need not be continuous, but work prior to a break in service of more than seven years does not count.
Employees may take leave for their own serious health condition or that of an immediate family member, family expansion, and.
Some employees don’t enjoy the same FMLA protections other employees do, including airline flight att...(register to read more)