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The Family Leave and Medical Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides minimum standards and levels of benefits for family and medical leaves. What rights do employees have under FMLA? Please discuss some specific inadequacies of FMLA. Provide examples to support your answer. 300 words

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is administered by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the federal government and requires covered employers with 50 employees or more (www.gol.gov/compliance) to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for the following reasons:

- For incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth;
- To care for the employee's child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
- To care for the employee's spouse, son, daughter or parent, who has a serious health condition; or
- For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee's job. (www.dol.gov/whd)

Additionally, employees can be granted up to 26 weeks of leave care for a covered service member during a 12-month period. A covered service member ...

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This post comprises over 500 words about the Family Leave and Medical Act. The student should be able to disseminate how the Act works, it advantages and disadvantages to employees.

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