- The Act requires employers to grant as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period
- Eligible workers must have been employed for at least one year and worked 1,250 hours
- Circumstances triggering FMLA eligibility:
- Circumstances exempting FMLA eligibility:
—The arrival of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
—To care for a son, daughter, spouse or parent who has a serious health condition
—For an employee's own serious health condition
—Companies with fewer than 50 workers are exempt
—Employees in the highest-paid 10% may be denied leave if it would cause "substantial and grievous injury" to the business operations.
Personnel Journal, September 1994, Vol.73, No. 9, p. 38.