The Employee’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor (2012)

Guides (Legal or Medical)

This U.S. Department of Labor guide explains the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), under which an employee must be provided unpaid, job-protected leave when she/he is unable to work due to a serious health condition or the need to care for a parent, spouse, or child with a serious health condition. Among other things, the guide covers who is eligible for FMLA leave, when FMLA leave may be used, how FMLA leave can be requested, returning to work after FMLA leave, and how to file a complaint if you believe your rights under the FMLA have been violated.