The FMLA Law - Herman fight for his rights The FMLA Law 1...

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Herman fight for his rights 1 The FMLA Law
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Explain if it matters that a parent literally had nothing to do with a biological child in order for the child to take advantage of the FMLA to care for that parent. The Family and Medical Leave act of 1993 allows employees to request unpaid time off work to care for a familial obligation. These obligations include the birth of a child, a personal health condition that requires an extensive recovery period, the care of the family member (child, spouse, parents) who is suffering from a health condition and also adoption of a child. So it does not matter if there is a biological parent or the person who acts as the parent when the employee was a child, the employee can take advantage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 to take care of their parent. According to the Family and Medical Leave Act (1993), a parent is defined liberally as biological, adoptive, step, or foster parent, or an individual who stood in loco parentis to the person when that person was younger. The Family and Medical Leave Act entitles the child to take leave for a parent to provide care when a serious health condition comes up, serious events that happen and require prompt attention or the parent is on active military duty or called to active duty and a member of the National Guard (Halbert, T, & Ingulli, E, 2009). The Family and Medical Leave Act (1993) allow the employee to take up to twenty six workweeks of unpaid leave during a single twelve month period to care for the biological parent. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (1993), some situations allow an employee to take the leave time in blocks of time instead of all at once or take a shorter weekly or daily work schedule. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (1993), employees can also choose to use their sick or vacation time to cover some or all of the family and medical leave time since it is unpaid. This is also determined by the company’s leave policy. Explain whether the size of the business can have any effect on whether Tony is eligible for family leave under the FMLA
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Herman fight for his rights 3 I feel that Tony should have been granted his request to be off to take care of his sick father. In Tony’s situation the size of the company did not matter to him, because Tony made sure his boss knew there were 50 other employees in the company that could help out. But his
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