FMLA

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What is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

The FMLA entitles eligible employees to take job protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

Who is Eligible for FMLA leave?

•Employers are generally subject to FMLA if they have 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius, or are a public agency.
•Employees are generally eligible for FMLA leave if they worked for at least 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours within the last 12 months.

What the FMLA defines as a Year?

• The Calendar year
• Any fixed 12 month period such as your fiscal year
• 12 month period measured forward from the first date an employee takes FMLA leave
• “Rolling” 12-month period measured backwards from the date an employee takes FMLA leave

How Synerion’s Workforce management software will help with compliance.

• Track whether an employee is eligible for FMLA Leave. Has this employee been with the company for at least 1 year, has this employee worked more than 1250 hours in the last 12 months? These are important questions and the answer needs to be easily accessible when trying to determine if an employee meets the requirements. All this information can be generated within the Synerion workforce management solution giving you all the information you need to stay complaint with this law.

•You will be able to track employee FMLA balances according to the policy your company follows (rolling, calendar, fiscal or 12 month period). This will let you know how many hours an employee has used, you can also keep notes regarding as to exactly what the reason to why this employee needed FMLA leave.

•You will be able to store all medical and other documentation that is required for FMLA leave in Synerion’s workforce management solution.

Additional Resources.

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/benefits-leave/fmla.htm
http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-fmla.htm
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs28.pdf