The objective of this training session is to familiarize you with the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). At the end of the training session, you will be able to identify the purpose and benefits of the FMLA, recognize when and to whom it applies, understand key provisions of the law, assist employees in handling leaves appropriately, and protect yourself and your organization from liability.
Why “FMLA—What Supervisors Need to Know” Matters:
- FMLA can help employees take care of family and medical responsibilities while still maintaining their job and career.
- It also allows their benefits to continue without interruption or, if they opt to interrupt them, the benefits must be reinstated when employees return to work.
- In most cases, FMLA guarantees that your employees will be reinstated to the same or an equivalent position with the same pay and benefits if they ever have to take leave for serious family or health situations.
- The Family and Medical Leave Act helps employees balance work and family responsibilities.
- FMLA allows employees to maintain their benefits while also ensuring job security.
- Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period.
- Eligible employees can take up to 26 weeks leave in a 12-month period to care for a family service member or veteran with a qualifying service-connected injury or illness.
- Leave can be taken intermittently.
- Protect yourself and your organization from liability by never making tough decisions on employee rights issues without consulting your human resources department first.