Family and Medical Leave Act (Especially Important for HAE Sufferors)

16 Feb

If your company employs more than 50 people, you may be covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):

Synopsis of Act

Covered employers* must grant an eligible employee** up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;
  • for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;
  • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
  • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition [HAE falls under this “reason”].

*Covered Employer = Company who employs 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

**Eligible Employee = Employed by the employer for at least 12 months, and has been employed for at least 1,250 hours of service during the 12-month period immediately preceding the commencement of the leave and employed at a worksite where 50 or more employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles of that worksite.

To read up on the exact details, visit http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla/.

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