The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides a guaranteed unpaid and job-protected leave of absence for employees to provide care for family and medical reasons. It allows them to continue to have company-provided group health insurance coverage. They are eligible for 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period to care for family members or 26 weeks of leave to care for a member of the military. When they return, they are eligible for their previous job or one with similar duties and responsibilities. With your classmates, please discuss the following:

  • What are some examples of ways that employers have violated FMLA laws? If you were their human resources (HR) professional, how would you have prevented the violation?
  • How would you change the FMLA to help companies and employees better manage work and family responsibilities?

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