This Family and Medical Leave Act online training course presents an overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the amendments to the act. FMLA requires employers of a certain size to allow employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave in certain situations. It discusses employer and employee eligibility and highlights employer responsibilities, as well as providing practical tips on complying with these responsibilities.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is federal legislation that requires employers of a certain size to allow employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave in certain situations. Eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid FMLA leave per year. FMLA leave is available, for example, for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for the newborn infant during the first year of life. The serious health condition of either the employee or certain family members may also entitle eligible employees to take FMLA leave.
Company managers and supervisors can be individually liable for any violation of the FMLA. As a result, it is very important for them to be familiar with the basic provisions of the FMLA. This course answers many questions regarding employer responsibilities and requirements under FMLA.
Course Learning Objectives
By taking this online Family and Medical Leave Act course, the user will learn to:
- Understand why FMLA was enacted
- Define employer eligibility requirements
- Identify employee eligibility requirements
- Provide proper notice to qualified employees
- Recognize circumstances where leave is due
- Maintain proper FMLA documentation
- Summarize the 2009, 2013, and 2015 amendments
This online Family and Medical Leave Act course is made up of the following sections:
- Employer and Employee Eligibility
- Benefits, Responsibilities, and Duties Under FMLA
- When Leave is Due
- Notification and Record Keeping
- State Law Versus Federal Law
This Family and Medical Leave Act online training course was designed for employees and supervisors.
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