Family & Medical Leave Act

FMLA and Personal Injury Law

The FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) allows employees who qualify under covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for family and medical reasons, which are specified on their website here, with a continuation of their group health insurance coverage plans under the same terms and conditions as before the employee took leave.

The FMLA has developed the Family Medical Leave Act Advisor to help promote understanding of the laws for both employers and employees. It is part of the United State Department of Labor’s elaws program which helps employers and employees understand their rights.

Employees that are eligible qualify for:

  • 12 Weeks of leave per 12-month period

  • Childbirth and care for newborn children within 1 year of birth
  • Care for an adopted child or foster-child
  • Care for a spouse, child, or parent with serious health issues or conditions
  • Serious health conditions that make an employee unable to perform at their job

FMLA Employer Guide

Link to downloadable official FMLA Guide

FMLA Employee Guide

Link to the downloadable official FMLA Guide

This guide addresses specifics about:

  • Who can use FMLA?
  • When can I use FMLA?
  • What can the FMLA do for me?
  • How do I request FMLA leave?
  • Communication with Employer
  • Medical Certification
  • Returning to Work
  • How to File a Complaint

FMLA Frequently Asked Questions

Sections covered in the FMLA Frequently Asked Questions Page are:

Military Frequently Asked Questions

Special Rules for Returning Reservists under USERRA

FMLA Rules for Care of a Child Who is Over 18 Years of Age

FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Forms

Specific Laws and Regulations Relating to FMLA