Family Medical Leave Act

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, 29 U.S.C.S. § 2611-2654, certain employees are guaranteed up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave per year in order to attend to personal medical problems or medical problems experienced by certain eligible members of their family. In order to be an eligible employee under qualify under § 2611, an employee must have worked for at least 12 months for and provided 1,250 hours of service for his employer. (29 U.S.C.S. § 2611(2)(A)). In addition, under 29 U.S.C.S. § 2611(2)(B)(ii), employees working at a worksite at which his or her employer employs less than 50 employees if the total number of employees employed by that employer within 75 miles of that worksite is less than 50. An employee who does not meet the requirements of the FMLA is not required to medical leave under the act....
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