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South Carolina Intermittent Family Leave

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
Liz, a South Carolina employee, adopted an infant in February and wants to take family leave to care for the child. Under FMLA, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, she is entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to bond with a newborn, with ... continue reading

Wisconsin Family Leave Law

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
How does the Wisconsin family leave law compare with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act? Many employees wonder about this.   

The Wisconsin family leave law allows less leave in some circumstances, and designates the purpose of leave. However, some employees who do not qualify for ... continue reading

New FMLA Leave for Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Stepparents, Gay Parents

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Posted by Tamara
The U.S. Department of Labor recently ruled that aunts, uncles, grandparents, stepparents and others who are caring for a child are eligible for FMLA.  

FMLA has always included a provision that a parent can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected FMLA leave to care ... continue reading

Wyoming Job Security under FMLA

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Questions about the guidelines imposed by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act have presented some difficulties for employees in Wyoming. Specifically, exactly what protections does FMLA provide for employees? There are some who have argued that FMLA promises employees that they will be returned to their previous jobs upon ... continue reading

New Hampshire Job Security Under FMLA

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

Employees in New Hampshire frequently have questions regarding the federal FMLA laws and regulations. For instance, many people wonder whether or not the employer that they work for has to keep their job open while they are on leave. In a way, the answer to this question is yes. Under ... continue reading

FMLA Nevada

Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Many employees in Nevada are able to take time away from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act if they need to tend to a qualifying medical condition that relates to them or to a family member. The FMLA is a federal Act that pertains not only to employees ... continue reading

FMLA Missouri

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees across the state of Missouri may be able to take up to 12 weeks off of work each year if they need to tend to a qualifying family or medical related issue. The Family and Medical Leave Act is in place in order to ensure that employees across the ... continue reading

FMLA Mississippi

Friday, March 28th, 2008
Posted by Diane

Employees in Mississippi may be covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act if they wish to take time off of work in order to care for a qualifying family or medical related issue. However, even though the Act is a federal Act that could apply to employees in all ... continue reading

Texas Job Security Under FMLA

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

There have been frequent questions posed by workers in Texas about the rules of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Some workers believe that employers are under some sort of obligation to hold their jobs open for them if they have to go out on FMLA leave. This is technically ... continue reading

Tennessee Job Security Under FMLA

Friday, March 21st, 2008
Posted by Tamara

In Tennessee, the Family and Medical Leave Act presents some confusing questions for many employees. For example, many employees have received conflicting information about the obligation of companies to keep their jobs open for them if they should have to go on FMLA leave.

Employees can take leave under ... continue reading

Kentucky Job Security under FMLA

Thursday, March 20th, 2008
Posted by Tamara

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act has presented an abundance of questions and concerns for workers in the state of Kentucky. One of the more popular questions is, do employers have an obligation to hold jobs open for workers who go out on FMLA leave?

Employees can take ... continue reading

FMLA Montana

Thursday, March 13th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is the federal Act that ensures that employees may be able to take time away from work in order to tend to qualifying medical conditions that relate to themselves or to covered family members. Because the Act is a federal Act, it may apply ... continue reading

FMLA West Virginia

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to many employees in the state of West Virginia that work for covered employers. Because the Act is a federal Act, employees in all states may be covered; not just employees in Virginia.

When an employee has a worked for a covered ... continue reading

FMLA Washington

Monday, March 10th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act applies to many employees that work in the state of Washington. However, the Act does not only apply to employees in Washington, as it is a federal Act. It can apply to employees in all states across the country,

When an employee needs ... continue reading

FMLA New Hampshire

Monday, March 10th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that applies to many employees in states across the country. The Act is in place in order to ensure that when a covered employee needs to take time off of work in order to tend to medical or family related ... continue reading

FMLA New Mexico

Friday, March 7th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that applies to many employees in states across the country. Because the Act is a federal Act, it could apply to employees in the state of New Mexico in much the same way that it applies to employees in any ... continue reading

FMLA Michigan

Friday, March 7th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for workers across the country. The Act helps to ensure that when an employee needs to take time off of work for a covered medical condition, the employee can take up to 12 weeks off, as ... continue reading

FMLA Massachusetts

Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that helps to ensure that employees can take time away from work for covered reasons and not be discriminated against by the employer for doing so. The Act also helps to ensure that if an employee does need to take ... continue reading

FMLA Kansas

Thursday, March 6th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for employers and employees in states across the country. The Act helps to ensure that if an employee needs to take time away from work for a qualifying medical condition, the employee can take up to ... continue reading

FMLA in Iowa

Monday, March 3rd, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for workers and employers across the country that qualify for coverage. Not all workers will qualify for coverage, though. However, because the Act is a federal Act, employers and employees in Iowa may be eligible for ... continue reading

FMLA Wyoming

Monday, March 3rd, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for workers and employers in states across the country, including workers and employers in the state of Wyoming. When an employee needs to take time off of work in order to tend to a medical related ... continue reading

FMLA Oklahoma

Friday, February 29th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that applies to many employers and employees in the state of Oklahoma. The Act is in place in order to ensure that employees can take time off of work if they need to tend to qualifying medical conditions for themselves ... continue reading

FMLA Texas

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for states across the country, including Texas. Many employees are covered by the Act. However, in order to be covered, the employee not only has to meet qualifying conditions, but the employee also has to work ... continue reading

FMLA Indiana

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for employers and employees in states across the country, including the state of Indiana. The Act basically helps to ensure that qualifying employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work each year in order ... continue reading

FMLA Virginia

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that pertains to many employees in states across the country, including employees in the state of Virginia. However, the Act does not pertain to all employees. When an employee and an employer meet the requirements for coverage, the employee should ... continue reading

FMLA North Dakota

Monday, February 25th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for employers and employees in states across the country, including the state of North Dakota. The Act helps to ensure that when an employee needs to take time away from work in order to care for ... continue reading

FMLA Utah

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place to serve workers across the country, regardless of the state in which the worker works. When an employee needs to take time off of work to care for a qualifying medical condition or in order to ... continue reading

FMLA Louisiana

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for states across the country, including the state of Louisiana. The Act makes it possible for covered workers to take up to 12 weeks off of work each year if they need to tend to qualifying ... continue reading

FMLA Kentucky

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for states across the country, including Kentucky. The Act helps to ensure that when an employee needs to take time away from work in order to tend to qualifying medical or family conditions, the employee can ... continue reading

FMLA Illinois

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Posted by Diane

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal Act that is in place for employees across the country in all states, including the state of Illinois. The Act allows covered employees to take up to 12 weeks off of work each year in order to care for their own ... continue reading