A sick child at home. An accident or injury. A death in the family. Notification to serve on the jury for an upcoming trial. Each of these events is part of life and can temporarily prevent an employee from being able to perform his or her job. Supervisors and managers often find themselves in the position of responding to requests for employee leave as they handle the company's day-to-day operations. It is important for managers and supervisors to understand the basic guidelines for granting leave that are established by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other laws. This course describes the family- and health-related situations that trigger an employee's eligibility to take leave under the FMLA. It also explores the other types of leave which are protected by law and examines the criteria for leave entitlement.
- Identify the entitlements granted by the FMLA
- Identify the criteria for an employee to be covered under the FMLA
- Identify FMLA entitlements and employee eligibility for those entitlements
Managers and supervisors, and other employees whose responsibilities include managing employee leave