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When should I ask for FMLA?

When should I ask for FMLA?

When Can I Use FMLA Leave? You may take FMLA leave to care for your spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition, or when you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition.

What to do when an employee asks for FMLA?

When an employee requests FMLA leave or the employer acquires knowledge that leave may be for a FMLA-qualifying reason, provide the employee with notice concerning his or her eligibility for FMLA leave and his or her rights and responsibilities under the FMLA; and

How many weeks of unpaid leave do you have under FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave.

What happens if I don’t get my FMLA certification?

If an employee fails to timely submit a properly requested medical certification (absent sufficient explanation of the delay), FMLA protection for the leave may be delayed or denied. If the employee never provides a medical certification, then the leave is not FMLA leave.

When to take FMLA leave from the military?

Eligible employees may take FMLA leave for specified reasons related to certain military deployments of their family members. Additionally, they may take up to 26 weeks of FMLA leave in a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness.

What qualifies me for FMLA?

Qualifying for FMLA. Conditions that qualify an employee for FMLA include the birth of a child and taking care of a newborn, placement of a child for adoption or state ordered foster care, an employee’s serious health condition, or the need to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition.

Does FMLA pay me?

The FMLA does not require your employer to pay you during leave. You may be entitled to use any paid annual, vacation or sick time that your employer provides. Your employer’s policies determine whether you may – or must – use that leave in conjunction with your FMLA leave.

What employers must offer FMLA?

Public agencies and the federal government. Any public agency, including federal agencies, state agencies, and county and city agencies are all required to provide FMLA benefits to employees.

What do managers need to know about the FMLA?

  • Which employees are eligible and why? The FMLA allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their jobs each year.
  • What counts as a “serious” health condition? The law allows FMLA leave only for “serious” health conditions to prevent employees from using it for colds and headaches.
  • job-protected leave during a 12-month period.