Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Family and Medical Leave Act Compliance Support for Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal regulation that provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for certain family and medical reasons and also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

Which Employers are Required to Comply?

FMLA applies to companies with 50 or more employees as well as all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools.

Which Family and Medical Conditions are Eligible?

FMLA applies to the following family and health situations:

  • the birth and care of the newborn child of an employee;
  • placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care;
  • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
  • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Which Employees are Eligible?

Employees are eligible under FMLA if:

  • they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months*
  • work at a location where the company employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles

*Whether an employee has worked the minimum 1,250 hours of service is determined according to FLSA principles for determining compensable hours or work.

How Can Brabo Payroll Help?

Brabo Payroll, HR and Employee Benefits Experts will guide you through the compliance process and keep you updated with the many changes in these regulations. States may have their own FMLA and PFML (Paid Family Medical Leave) requirements.