Episode #112 – Celebrating 30 years of the FMLA : Teresa McQueen

In today’s episode, Teresa discusses FMLA, Family Medical Leave Act. FMLA provides federally protected leave for eligible employees for up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave per year and certain military family leave entitlements. FMLA applies to private sector employers who employs 50+ employees for at least 20 workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

Topics discussed:

  • Employees must comply with the employer’s notice for requesting leave or being absent.
  • Employers are required to notify employees of their eligibility.
  • The employer can require certification of the need for leave as appropriate based on the type of leave.
  • Recertification

Here is the site Teresa discussed in the show: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla

Episode Timeline

00:06Introduction and Disclaimer 01:21What is FMLA? 04:19Break and Public Service Announcement 04:46More Information About FMLA 15:54Teresa’s Closing Remarks
Hosted by

Teresa McQueen, Esq.
Founder, Host and Executive Producer
Teresa is a skilled trial attorney (a recovering litigator!), Corporate Counsel for Western Growers Family of Companies, a published author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics including harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. She is a Certified Business Etiquette Trainer and hosts the Workplace Perspective podcast to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer/employee relationships.*

*The views expressed by Teresa McQueen are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Western Growers Family of Companies, its officers, directors, board members, employees, or members.

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