Overview Of Administering The Fmla Manual

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Overview Of Administering The Fmla Manual

  1. 1. ADMINISTERING THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)Employers are faced with daunting compliance challenges as they attempt to administer thecomplexities of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the changes in the regulations thatbecame effective January 16, 2009, and subsequent changes resulting from the National DefenseAuthorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (NDAA) that was signed into law on October 28, 2009.This manual was written to provide an understanding of the FMLA through a review of pertinenttopics in the regulations. Suggestions for administration of the Act in the workplace are alsoincluded as part of the contents.Some of the information in the manual has been incorporated directly from the regulations.There are also numerous sections that are listed and referenced in the materials to provideassistance in the event that further research of the topics is needed.The approximately 75-page manual covers the following topics: • Purpose of the Manual • Overview of the FMLA • Overview of Military Leave Entitlements • FMLA Definitions • Leave for Treatment of Substance Abuse • Leave for Pregnancy or Birth • Leave for Adoption or Foster Care • Intermittent and Reduced Leaves of Absence • Substitution of Paid Leave • Employer Notice Requirements • Employee Notice Requirements • Employee Failure to Provide Notice • FMLA Certification • Light Duty Assignment • Key Employees • Intent to Return to Work • Enforcement • Recordkeeping Requirements • Special Rules for School Employees • Public Agency Coverage • A Number of Employee Protections • Effect of State and Federal Laws, Employer Policies, and Collective Bargaining Agreements on Employees’ Rights • FMLA Administration: A Practitioner’s ViewManuals can be purchased by contacting Barbara Richman at barbara@hr-mpact.com or901-685-9084. The introductory price is $50.00 plus shipping and handling.

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