Smart Workplaces: Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

SKU: ST-0158Duration: 30 Minutes

There are times when life situations demand attention and people must take time away from work. An individual may be diagnosed with a serious health condition, welcome a new child into the family, or become a caregiver for a family member, so it is good to know what options are available if it becomes necessary to take a leave of absence. The Family Medical Act (FMLA) allows employees take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons so they can attend to the needs of family while also balancing work responsibilities. The purpose of FMLA is to accommodate the needs of employers and employees while minimizing the potential for employment discrimination on the basis of gender, and promoting equal opportunity employment for men and women.

Course Details


Training Time: 30 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Discuss eligibility requirements for FMLA
  • Discuss FMLA leave options, including unpaid leave, using paid leave as FMLA leave, and using FMLA to cover overtime
  • List conditions or events that qualify for FMLA
  • Discuss employer and employee responsibilities before, during and after FMLA leave
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