Understanding the FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), enacted in 1993 and expanded in 2008, requires employers with 50 or more employees to grant temporary leave to eligible employees for certain family and/or medical reasons. The purpose of the FMLA is to help eligible employees balance work and family obligations while providing an element of job security during the leave period. Ensuring that all managers receive FMLA training in order to understand employee leave rights and their responsibilities under this important law is essential to protect the interests of the organization and avoid lawsuits and/or other penalties and fines for non-compliance.

Our online FMLA training course, Understanding the FMLA, is designed to teach managers and/or supervisors about eligibility requirements, circumstances that qualify for FMLA protection, procedures for requesting and designating FMLA, and employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the Act.

Course Details:

Audience: HR, Managers and Supervisors
Length: 30 minutes

Topics Covered:

  • Eligibility requirements for FMLA leave
  • Circumstances that may qualify an employee to take FMLA leave
  • Employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the FMLA
  • Steps involved in the leave request and designation process
  • Pay and benefits employees are entitled to while on leave
  • Process and requirements for return and reinstatement
  • Employer responsibilities for posting and/or distributing notices regarding the FMLA
  • Consequences of non-compliance

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