Information about the complex Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) law

0 References to the FMLA are to Titles I and IV of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

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A: If an employee requests time off for a reason related or possibly related to a disability (e.g., "I need six weeks off to get treatment for a back problem"), the employer should consider this a request for ADA reasonable accommodation as well as FMLA leave.

0 See footnote 17 below for the FMLA definition of "eligible" employee.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

As another example, if an employer allowed a woman to take 3 weeks of childcare leave in addition to leave necessary to recuperate from childbirth, but declined to permit a man to take 3 weeks of childcare leave, the man would have a Title VII cause of action because the employer administered family leave in a discriminatory way based on gender.

For purposes of coverage, public and private elementary and secondary schools are covered by the FMLA regardless of the number of employees.

The FMLA has many restrictions. Employees must have worked at their company for more than 12 months. They also must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous year.


How does the NJFLA relate to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act

states that it is the employer’s responsibility to provide the necessary FMLA paperwork to its employees if they express the need for leave. FMLA guidelines outline the forms legally needed to take FMLA leave, and most employers add their own additional paperwork or notification policies.

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Employees qualify for FMLA leave when either they or a family member suffer from a “serious health condition.” The condition must either prevent the worker from performing his or her job, or require the worker to care for a family member. Employees can use FMLA for:

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A: It can. FMLA leave and workers’ compensation leave can run together, provided the reason for the absence is due to a qualifying serious illness or injury and the employer properly notifies the employee in writing that the leave will be counted as family medical leave.

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A: Yes. An eligible employee is entitled to a total of 12 weeks of family medical leave in a 12-month period. If the employee has to use some of that leave for another reason, including a difficult pregnancy, it may be counted as part of the 12-week FMLA leave entitlement.

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A: Yes, and pregnancy disability are both eligible for family medical leave. Pregnancy disability leave or maternity leave for the birth of a child would be considered qualifying FMLA leave for a serious health condition and may be counted in the 12 weeks of FMLA leave so long as the employer properly notifies the employee in writing of the designation.

Family Medical Leave Act – What is it, and Do I Qualify?

All FMLA forms and information about an employee’s FMLA leave and condition must be kept confidential and separate from other employee files. It is an FMLA violation for an employer to share information about an employee’s FMLA leave with other employees.