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Best practices for modern FMLA management

November 16, 2022

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been in the spotlight since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities, FMLA is primarily used for personal reasons, such as caregiving, bonding with a newborn, tending to medical concerns or addressing needs related to a family member’s military deployment. The legislation provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year.

In addition to their health benefits remaining intact, those employees are also guaranteed to keep their job for when they return. Nearly 15 million workers take FMLA leaves each year, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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