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How to request FMLA leave

If you are interested in taking FMLA leave, there are a few things you are required to do. This is not as simple as deciding to take a leave and not showing up at work for an extended period of time.

FMLA frequently asked questions

It is not uncommon for an employee to have questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act. There are times when a person wants to take advantage of the benefits available to him or her, but is unsure of how to move forward or whether or not it could lead to trouble with an employer in the future.

Examples of FMLA discrimination

Are you familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act? Here is a basic definition as provided by the United States Department of Labor: "The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave."

FMLA benefits and related subject matter

Making an FMLA claim is not something most people ever have to think about. There are times, however, when a person feels his or her rights have been violated. As a result, they begin to learn more about FMLA, also known as the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Compensation for emotional distress appropriate in FMLA lawsuit

A welder prevailed in federal court against an employer that refused to rehire him following his taking of a medical leave. The court ruled on May 12 that this individual was entitled to liquidated damages pertaining to provisions under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Pregnancy discrimination unlawful under Florida state law

Last week, the Florida Supreme Court took a look at the state's laws against gender discrimination and ruled that the current law applies to pregnant women as well as women in general. The ruling is expected to resolve divisions about gender discrimination in the state's lower courts. Lawmakers will also vote on a proposed bill to add pregnancy discrimination to the Florida Civil Rights Act this session.

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