TheAct ( ) is more than 20 years old, but surveys show that it still ranks as one of the most confusing and frustrating employment laws for companies to administer. And in those 20 years, employees have learned how to use the FMLA to their advantage.
It's important for managers to understand whether an employee's request for leave could qualify as, and how to respond once an employee is on FMLA leave.
Editorial Director Pat DiDomenico provides a brief overview of the FMLA and covers the top five things that managers need to know about the law.
1. Which employees are eligible and why?
The FMLA allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their jobs each year. To be eligible, employees must have worked at your organization for at least 12 months and logged at least 1,250 hours of service during that time.
If employees are qualified, they can take FMLA leave...(register to read more)