Tip Tuesday: 5 Employer Responsibilities Under the FMLA
May 28, 2024

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a complex law allowing employees to take reasonable leave for personal and family obligations. Employers covered by the FMLA must understand their legal responsibility to employees.

What are five employer responsibilities under the FMLA?

  1. Provide general notice before leave (posters, employee handbook, to new employees upon hire)
  2. Provide specific notice with each qualifying reason (eligibility, rights and responsibilities, designation)
  3. Maintain group health insurance
  4. Job restoration (same or equivalent job and benefits)
  5. Maintain records (up to three years)
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