How does the FMLA work?
The FMLA stands for the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was passed several years ago to protect employees who have serious health conditions or who have to deal with family members that have serious health conditions.
In order to be covered by the FMLA you must have worked for your employer for 12 months, and your employer must have at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius.
One of the most important things to remember about the FMLA is that you have to request the leave, and you have to follow your employer’s rules for requesting the leave.
Make sure you are familiar with your employer’s rules of absenteeism, tardiness, and what they require for the FMLA, in order to be sure that you follow the rules, and that you’re protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act.