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Awareness of the various employment laws is the first line of defense in protecting your business. Get the insights and answers you need to handle the most common – and most critical – HR issues legally and effectively.​​

Employee Leave of Absence Laws Simplified

Take Control of Your Biggest Employee Leave Challenges

Managing employee leave requires a careful approach. In addition to granting employees the leave they’re entitled to under the FMLA and other laws, you need to keep a close eye on staffing and productivity levels. Only with a clear understanding of what to do in various situations can you be confident you’re in compliance and meeting your obligations.

Employee Leave Laws
Employee Leave Laws

Certain laws may provide additional employee leave rights beyond those of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Managers should be familiar with all the legally protected options available to employees when they request time off.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • Major federal laws protecting employee leave
  • The impact of ADA on employee leave
FMLA Compliance

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is designed to help American workers balance the demands of work and family by taking unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons. Get guidance on how to recognize potential FMLA-qualifying absences and manage the leave process, step by step.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • FMLA fundamentals
  • What is a serious health condition?
  • How to administer and calculate FMLA leave
  • Your notice requirements
  • Ways to manage intermittent leave
FMLA Compliance
Military Leave (USERRA)
Military Leave (USERRA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides two types of military family leave for eligible employees: qualifying exigency leave and military caregiver leave. Find out more about the leave provisions, first added to the FMLA in 2008, that address the needs of military families.

In this chapter, you'll learn:
  • The basics of FMLA-covered military leave
  • How to handle military certifications
  • Managing USERRA and military leave