The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to employers who employ 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius. The FMLA guarantees up to 12 weeks of qualified medical leave for all employees who have worked at the company for at least a year and at least 1,250 hours in the past twelve months. An employee can take leave:
- To care for a new child, whether by birth or adoption;
- To care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition;
- To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition; or
- To care for an injured service member in the family.
Upon return from FMLA leave, an employee is entitled to return to the employee’s prior position or be placed in an equivalent position. It is unlawful for an employer to interfere with an employee’s use of FMLA leave or to retaliate against an employee for taking FMLA leave.
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