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Employee Leave

State Family and Medical Leave Laws

The FMLA is not the only law that protects employees who need time off for caretaking responsibilities or for a serious health condition. Many states ...

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Providing Vacation and Sick Leave

You may be surprised to learn that you are not legally required to provide paid vacation or sick leave to your employees (unless you operate in the Di...

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Family and Medical Leave: An Overview

It is often difficult for working people to successfully balance the demands of a job with personal and family needs. In response to this much-discuss...

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Providing Domestic Violence Leave to Employees

Employees who are victims of domestic violence may have the right to take time off from work. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may requ...

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Giving Employees Time Off for Voting and Jury Duty

The laws of almost every state require employers to give employees time off to vote or show up for jury duty. These laws vary widely in the details, h...

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FMLA Regulations Change Rules on Notice and Certifications

In 2008, the Department of Labor (DOL) released regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These regulations provide first-time...

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Family and Medical Leave for Military Family Members

In 2008, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was amended to allow time off for employees with family members in the military. These employees may ...

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