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THE LAW: The FMLA provides eligible employees (those who have been on the job for a year) of covered employers (those with 50 or more employees within 75 miles) up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. Employees may also take leave for their own serious health condition or that of an immediate family member.
The FMLA also provides unpaid leave for employees whose family members serve in the armed forces. Family members may take this leave for a number of “qualifying exigencies” related to military service. Employees who are next-of-kin to someone with a service-related illness or injury qualify for up to 26 weeks of military caregiver leave.
Employers are required to post notices in the workplace informing employees of their rights under the FMLA. A...(register to read more)