Q. If an employer is not covered by the, is the employee entitled to leave time for the birth of a child, the employee’s serious medical condition or the serious medical condition of a family member?
A. No. North Carolina does not require employers to provide such leave to employees. The FMLA applies only to employers that have 50 or more employees. Some states have adoptedlaws to cover employers with fewer than 50 employees, but North Carolina has not done so.
- It's your call: Intermittent FMLA leave following birth is up to the employer
- How long must we retain employee records?
- Ensure supervisors understand they must be alert for FMLA scenarios
- Beware cryptic notes in your HR files--they could be used against you in a later lawsuit
- No need to reinstate if disability leave extends past FMLA