Family And Medical Leave Act
The FMLA is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Listed below is a very brief summary of the FMLA s provisions focused your rights as an employee. Please contact Teamsters Local 916 at (217) 522-7932 if you have any questions or go to http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/ for more information.
If you are an eligible employee who works for a FMLA covered employer, you are entitled to up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12 month period for any of the following reasons:
A "Serious Health Condition" means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves either:
Maintenance of Health Benefits:
Notice Rights & Responsibilities
If requesting leave for the first time, the employee need not specifically assert FMLA rights or mention the FMLA but must provide sufficient information for an employer to determine whether FMLA may apply. However, if seeking additional leave for which the employer already previously granted FMLA leave, the employee must specifically reference the qualifying reason or need for FMLA leave.
Employer Notice Obligations:
Certification of Serious Health Condition:
Fitness for Duty Certification:
Other Important Notes on FMLA
For More information on the FMLA and its provisions, go to their website at http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/
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