The FMLA was enacted with the purpose of helping qualifying employees keep their jobs while being able to attend family exigencies. There is some misunderstanding as to its provisions, though.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which is governed by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) agency, is an attempt by the federal government to augment the policy of leaves for certain kinds of employees. It offers select employees of covered employers to take unpaid leave for certain purposes for predefined periods. The important aspect of this Act is that the employee may lose the pay for the period for which the leave is taken, but will retain employment and all its other attendant benefits.
Despite this, there are some ambiguities in the Family and Medical Leave Act as to the nature of leaves. To gain clarity on this issue, attend our Related Webinars.
A dozen workweeks of leave in a year-long period for the following: