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    Employment Law: Medical Care

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    Contact the Human Resources manager at your company, division, or another company. If you are in the military, make a cold call to a civilian company. Explain that you are a student in the Employment Law class. Ask the manager to summarize a situation he/she has encountered regarding FMLA, national origin, or sexual orientation. Explain the background, the particular issue, and how the company resolved it. Add your evaluation of the way the situation was handled in light of your readings.

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    The federal Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") allows an employee to take up to twelve weeks of time off for purposes of caring for themselves and/or family members defined as parents, spouses, children, grandparents but not aunts and uncles or friends. To qualify for leave of absence under the federal FMLA rule, the employee must have worked a minimum of 1250 hours within the previous 12 months. When taking a leave of absence under FMLA the employee must exhaust all vacation time, sick time, and personal days before being subject to the terms and conditions of the federal Act. A problem can ensue if an employee has already exhausted 12 weeks of a leave of absence under the Act and needs to qualify for a following period of another 12 weeks but because of the time off used previously, does not ave the requisite 1250 hours of work time in a 12 months period and then cannot qualify for FMLA leave ...

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    The following problem helps with a human resource management problem. The issue addressed is the federal Family Medical Leave Act.