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Family Medical Leave Act: Your Rights Toolkit

Family Leave

Posted on 04/14/2021at8:17 pm

This video describes your basic rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These are federal laws, so they are true for every state. Watch this video to learn about FMLA laws when:

  • you or your spouse is pregnant or adopting a child;
  • you or someone in your immediate family has an illness; or
  • someone in your immediate family was injured in active duty.

What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?

What does the FMLA require employers to do?

Which employers are covered by the FMLA?

Which employees are eligible for leave under the FMLA?

What are the reasons for which an eligible employee can take leave under the FMLA?

What am I entitled to under the FMLA?

What kind of notice do I need to give my employer if I want to take FMLA leave?

What kind of documentation or certification can my employer require of me?

What are the employer’s responsibilities?

Whom can I contact if I have problems or questions concerning the FMLA?