Lit1 Task 310.1.5-02

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NOTE: This is an example of an essay that meets the requirments to pass this task. Situation A Given: Employee A, who has been with the company for two years, has requested leave to be with his spouse. She gave birth prematurely to twins and the leave was granted. After being on leave for 11 weeks, Employee A has requested to come back to work and wants to be paid his eleven weeks of withheld salary. During the time Employee A was on leave, a new department manager has been hired. The new department manager has allowed Employee A to return to his previous job at his previous pay, but has denied the withheld salary. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was instituted in 1993. It allows qualified employees unpaid leave each year. Employees may take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave for qualifying family or medical reasons. Upon returning from leave, the employee may continue the prior job and the prior rate of pay. Reasons for eligible leave are as follows: •the birth of a newborn to an employee and its subsequent care; •complications due to pregnancy of employees unborn child; •placement of an adopted or foster child with the employee; •care of a family member (child, parent, or spouse) who has a serious medical condition; or •employees own serious medical condition which requires the employee to take leave. Eligibility requirements are as follows: •employee has worked for the company for at least twelve months; •employee has worked at least 1,250 hours during the past twelve months; and •company has at least fifty or more employees within 75 miles. Analysis: Employee A meets the minimum requirement of being employed by Company X for two years. FMLA requires that an eligible employee must work for the covered employer for more at least a total of twelve months. He has been with the company for two years. Employee

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