Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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Assignment #2- Family Related Issues Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance Professor Lynnette Collins May 03, 2011 1. Explain if it matters that a parent literally had nothing to do with a biological child in order for the child to take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for that parent. In today's working society, families are faced with conflicts between both their work and family responsibilities. While people are at work, employees must find suitable and reliable arrangements for their children or their elderly parents. It is difficult to be able to take time off even when the employee themselves are ill. The Family and Medical Leave Act provide employees the opportunity to take time to care…show more content…
Explain whether the size of the business can have any effect on whether Tony is eligible for family leave under the FMLA. An employee may take FMLA leave intermittently or work a reduced schedule when caring for a family member who has a serious health condition or when seeking treatment for a serious personal health condition, which includes by the law: Family member means the son, daughter, spouse, or parent of the employee. However, FMLA does not apply to small businesses that employ fewer than 50 people, it does apply to small and mid-size companies that employed 50 or more employees in 20 or more work weeks in the current or preceding calendar year. FMLA also applies to all public agencies, including local, state, and federal employers; large companies; and school administrations. In this case, Tony is an eligible for FMLA, because Herman’s company has 50…show more content…
Describe who is covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993. The FMLA became effective February 5, 1993, for most employers and employees. This law covers only certain employers; affects only those employees eligible for the protections of the law; involves entitlement to leave, maintenance of health benefits during leave, and job restoration after leave; sets requirements for notice and certification of the need for FMLA leave; and protects employees who request or take FMLA leave. The law also includes certain employer recordkeeping requirements. The FMLA to be included, Firstly, an employee must work for a company that has at least 50 employees working with in a 75-mile radius. Employees of smaller companies are simply not entitled to any time off - unless a state statute so provides. Second, the employee must have worked for the employer for 12 months, and have worked at least 1250 hours in the past 12 months. In other words, many part-time employees and those newly hired are not protected by this statute. A "key employee" (salaried, exempt, and among the top 10% highest paid employees within 75 miles), receives no FMLA protection at all. Also FMLA is a labor law requiring larger employers to provide employees job-protected unpaid leave due to a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform his or her job, or to care for a sick family member, or to care for a new

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