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FMLA ramifications

As the new manager of human resources, you remember that during the interview process, your boss (the chief executive officer [CEO]) specifically mentioned that he had heard something about the new Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that some other local company CEO's have been dealing with. He asked you to describe it for him, through several examples, how policies and procedures in the firm might change as a result of this legislation.

Make up two examples of how employees with family medical issues may have been legally treated, prior to the passage of the FMLA and how those very same situations would now have to be handled because of the passage of the Act.

For example, you could describe policies, before and after the passage of the FMLA, that deal with situations such as employee pregnancy or family sicknesses that affect the employee's attendance record.

For more information on the FMLA, go to http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/html/fmlafac2.asp

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Your assignment requires reading materials from the U.S. Federal Office of Personnel Management. This by itself is a difficult thing to do - the documents are written in a legalistic and technical way, but if you read them carefully, you will be able to understand what is being covered.

? Your first task should be to read the document on the reference page titled 12/5/96 Regulations Federal Register version (.pdf Format)

This document spells out what the federal agencies were tasked to do in allowing up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for federal workers who were faced with caring for a new child in the house, an elderly or ill family member or facing their own serious illnesses.

? Next, read the first document 5/8/00 FMLA Changes (.pdf Format) this regards a review of the FMLA based on input from a federal labor group and an association that commented on the ...

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FMLA ramifications are clearly exemplified. References are also provided to further validate the findings.