Week 4 - Assignment 2

Week 4 - Assignment 2 - Family Related Issues - Family and...

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Family Related Issues - Family and Medical Leave Act 1 Family Related Issues - FMLA By Priya Prasad Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance – LEG 500 Professor Anne Dewey-Balzhiser
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Family Related Issues - Family and Medical Leave Act 2 Executive Summary Workers experiencing serious health problems that temporarily make continuing work difficult face not only loss of earnings, but potentially loss of health insurance coverage. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), passed in 1993, helps to mitigate these losses by mandating employers provide temporary unpaid leave, continuation of health benefits during the leave, and the right to return to work in the same or similar job for eligible workers.
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Family Related Issues - Family and Medical Leave Act 3 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 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for that parent. Under FMLA a parent is defined as the biological parent of an employee or an individual who acted as a parent to an employee when she or he was a child. Parents not literally caring for the biological child has no resolve as to whether the child should be granted leave to care for the biological parent (DOL, 2009). An employee has the right to take a leave to care for a spouse or domestic partner, child or parent with a serious health condition, he/she does not need to take leave continuously so long as the leave does not exceed a total of twelve workweeks during the twelve month period. The twelve-workweek period is measured backward on a rolling basis from the date when an employee first uses any FMLA leave (Halbert, 2009). Even though there is a parental distance between Tony and his dad, he was determined to care for his ill father. This does not give Herman the right to deny him his last opportunity to
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