4 FMLA Scenarios That Can Trip Up Employers

By Vin Gurrieri (March 22, 2019, 10:01 PM EDT) -- While the U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidance aiming to make Family and Medical Leave Act compliance a little easier for businesses, figuring out how to avoid violating the FMLA and the numerous laws that intersect with it can still be vexing for even the most sophisticated employers.

Enacted in 1993, the FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid time off over a yearlong period for a variety of family and medical reasons, including if a worker has a serious health condition that prevents them from performing key parts of their job or if...

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