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Department of Labor Online Interactive Advisor Offers Updated Information on Family and Medical Leave Act

03.01.12

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released an updated version of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor. This online resource helps clarify which employers are required to provide FMLA leave as well as which employees are eligible to take such leave. In addition, it outlines valid reasons for leave and employer and employee notice requirements and other responsibilities under the law. 

You may access the updated Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor from the DOL web site at:http://www.dol.gov/elaws/fmla.htm

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a Federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if they had not taken leave. Examples of specified reasons include caring for a newborn or recently adopted child or a family member with a serious health condition, or an employee’s own serious health condition. 

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. It is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed by DOL to help employers and employees understand federal employment laws and resources. To access it, visit the elaws Web site at www.dol.gov/elaws

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