Family and Medical Leave Act

Published: August 28, 2018

Family and Medical Leave Act
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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a federal law, requires covered employers to allow a certain amount of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for reasons relating to family and medical care. Find out if you are a covered employer, the eligible uses of the leave, such as serious health conditions or injury and the use of intermittent leave, and which employees are eligible.  Understand your obligations to give eligibility and designation notices.  Learn basics of the related Minnesota Pregnancy and Parenting Leave law.

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