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The Family and Medical Leave Act

What are the responsibilities of your current (or most recent) employer with regard to the Family and Medical Leave Act?

Respond to the policy below:

Entitles eligible employees to use a total of 12 administrative work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month
period for specified family and medical needs with guaranteed return to same or equivalent position. Employees may substitute accrued or accumulated annual or sick leave, advanced annual or sick leave, or donated leave for unpaid leave. For family medical emergencies employees may substitute only the amount of sick leave as described in Columns C and D.

Entitles full-time employees to use up to a maximum of 12 administrative work weeks (480 hours) of sick leave per
year to care for a family member with a serious health condition. The amount of leave for part-time employees and those with uncommon tours of duty is prorated.

Entitles a full-time employee to use up to 13 days (104 hours) of sick leave per leave year for family care or bereavement. The amount of leave for part-time employees and those with uncommon tours of duty is prorated.

Coverage Regular full-and part-time Army NAF employees.
All permanent (regular) employees and temporary employees (who are on appointments of more than one year) and have completed at least 12 months of service. Does not apply to those on intermittent (or flexible) employment without a regularly scheduled tour of duty.

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I would break this down. The agency is required to allow one 12 weeks of unpaid leave. The leave must be family related, and fall within the same 12 month period. The employee is also guaranteed to return to the same or equivalent job at the end of the leave period. Then ...

Solution Summary

This response determines the responsibilities of an employer in regards to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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