ERIC Number: ED400952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Family and Medical Leave Act: What It Means for Caregivers in the Workplace. Questions and Answers for Employees and Employers.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is intended to protect employees' job and health benefits while they are on leave for certain family and health needs. This publication provides, in question-answer format, a description of the rights and obligations of employees and employers as stipulated by the FMLA. The report focuses on the requirements for leave when caring for a relative with a serious health condition and covers the following topics: (1) purpose of the law; (2) which employers are covered; (3) eligibility for leave; (4) reasons for leave; (5) required medical certification; (6) type and amount of leave allowed; (7) job restoration; (8) health coverage while on FMLA leave; (9) issues related to other benefits, such as retirement; (10) special rules for key employees, e.g., salaried employees who are among highest paid 10% of all employees within 75 miles of the work site; (11) notice requirements; (12) employee obligations; (13) employee protections; (14) enforcement of FMLA; (15) relation of other laws to FMLA; and (16) government resources available to help employers meet their FMLA obligations. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Caregivers, Children, Day Care, Definitions, Employee Responsibility, Family Caregivers, Family Needs, Federal Legislation, Fringe Benefits, Laws, Leaves of Absence
American Association of Retired Persons, Work Force Programs Department, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (Stock No. PW5181(1095).D15407).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family and Medical Leave Act 1993