FMLA Resources for Employers
The Family and Medical Leave Act presents a variety of challenges for employers due to the complexity of the law. The US Department of Labor website has a variety of resources available to employers to provide guidance in navigating the law’s many requirements. The following is a list of some of the resources that APEI most commonly refers employers to.
This link provides clear information on many of the most commonly asked questions about FMLA, such as eligibility, hours of service requirements, and intermittent/reduced leave schedules. This is a good place to start for a general overview of FMLA.
This list of fact sheets provides more detailed information on some of the more complex aspects of FMLA. Examples include calculation of leave, employee and employer notification requirements, and leave for spouses working for the same employer.
Appropriate notification of eligibility, rights and responsibilities, medical certification of a serious health condition, and designation notices are paramount to ensuring compliance in administering FMLA leave in your organization. Be sure to note and time requirements for providing these notices to your employees, as well as communicating time requirements to employees for information they are required to submit for their leave request.
APEI works exclusively with public entities, and FMLA applies to all public agencies, including local public employers and local education agencies (schools). This means that, as a public entity, your organization is required to comply with the FMLA posting requirements. The poster at this link is available for free and should be posted at all your job sites.
Take some time to look through the US Department of Labor FMLA pages. You will find a wealth of information and a variety of resources. And, of course, you are welcome to contact APEI’s HR consultant, for additional guidance at email@example.com.