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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Training Course

Course Description


A comprehensive understanding of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is critical for employers, whatever their industry. Knowing FMLA eligibility requirements and reinstatement policies can help minimize disruption to organizations when employees are absent from work for family or medical reasons. Being knowledgeable of FMLA provisions can also help organizations avoid legal liability for non-compliance.

Passed in 1993 and expanded in 2008 and 2009, the FMLA assures employees a specific amount of unpaid annual leave for medical reasons, the birth or adoption of a child, exigencies related to a family member's active-duty military service, or caring for a relative who suffered serious injuries or illnesses during military service. Also, employers typically must maintain insurance coverage for employees who are on FMLA leave and must reinstate them to the same or equivalent job positions when their leave concludes.

The Cintas, 35-minute Online FMLA Training Course provides the essentials of the FMLA in easy-to-understand terms. Content includes quizzes, news briefs and real-world compliance issues that employees must be aware of and learn to handle appropriately. Topics include:

  • FMLA — an overview
  • FMLA — scope and coverage
  • Which employers are covered?
  • Which employees are eligible?
  • What constitutes “entitlement to leave”?
  • Protocol for spouses with the same employer
  • Understanding “paid leave”
  • Understanding “intermittent leave and reduced schedules”
  • What constitutes serious health conditions?
  • A look at certification
  • What to know about “company notice requirements”
  • What to know about “employee notice requirements”
  • What to know about “continuing benefits”
  • What is meant by “job restoration”?
  • Additional concerns and issues



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