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- Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor

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Employees eligible under the FMLA have specific rights and responsibilities under the law.

Continue to learn about all of the following employee topics, or select a main topic from the list below.

  • Understanding FMLA Entitlements
    • Understanding the 12-Month Leave Year
    • Intermittent Leave or Reduced Leave Schedule
    • Substitution of Paid Leave
    • Limitation for Spouses Working for the Same Employer
  • Employee Notice Requirements
    • Employee Notice Requirements for Foreseeable Leave
    • Employee Notice Requirements for Unforeseeable Leave
    • Content of Employee Notice
    • Scheduling Planned Medical Treatment
    • Employee Notice to Employer for Changes of Circumstances
    • Employee Intent to Return to Work
    • Complying with Employer Policy
    • Employee Failure to Provide Notice
  • Maintenance of Employee Benefits
    • Employee Payment of Group Health Benefit Premiums
    • Employee Failure to Pay Health Plan Premium Payments
    • Maintenance of Benefits Under Multi-Employer Health Plans
    • Employer Recovery of Benefit Costs
  • Employee Reinstatement
    • Equivalent Position and Benefits
    • Reinstatement Limitations
    • Key Employees and Their Rights
    • Key Employees – Determining Economic Injury
    • Employee Reinstatement – Joint Employment

Eligible employees may also be required to submit certain certifications and other documentation to support a request for FMLA leave. See Documentation/Certifications from Employees.

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