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Does Your Business Fall Under FMLA Regulations?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that gives employees certain rights regarding emergency time off. If one of your employees is eligible under the FMLA, you are obligated by law to allow him or her up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to take care of personal or family matters, while protecting his or her job status. However, there are certain requirements your business must meet in order to be bound by FMLA regulations. The FMLA only requires you to allow an employee job-protected unpaid leave for certain emergencies, such as pregnancy or personal medical emergencies. An employee is also allowed time off if he or she needs to care for an immediate family member after an accident or illness, although only parents, spouses and children are considered immediate family. When Does the FMLA Apply to My Business? In order for the FMLA to apply…
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