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FMLA Basics: Ten Things Employees Should Know
Learn your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Insurance and Other Benefits During and After FMLA Leave
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives eligible employees the right to take time off work for certain qualifying reasons, including bonding with a new child, recovering from a serious health condition, or caring for a family member with a serious health condition. (For more information
How Much Time Off Do I Get For Pregnancy Leave in California?
Employees in California can take up to seven months off for pregnancy and bonding.
Does my 12 weeks of FMLA leave renew at the beginning of each year?
Question: My spouse is having a baby at the end of October. I've asked for FMLA leave, and I want to take as much time off as I can. The company's HR director told me I can take 12 weeks off total, so I'll need to be back at work by the end of January. Is this correct? I thought the FMLA gives me the
Can my employer pressure me to return to work during my FMLA leave?
Question: I had back surgery a few weeks ago. My doctor told me I would be out of work completely for six weeks, then would have to work half-time for another four weeks. After that, I should be able to return to work full time, without any restrictions. I told my manager and my HR representative what
Vacation, Sick Days, Leave for Civic Duties, and MoreMore
Vacation, Sick Days, Leave for Civic Duties, and More
State Laws on Taking Time Off for Jury Duty
Almost every state prohibits employers from firing or disciplining employees for serving on a jury or missing work for jury duty. After all, the jury system wouldn't work if no employees were available to serve on a jury. This is a situation in which the law recognizes that our obligations as citizens must occasionally trump our obligations as employees.