Taking Leave For Family And Medical Reasons

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This category covers employees' options for taking family and medical Leave (especially under the Family and Medical Leave Act), including for giving birth, caring for a child, caring for another family member, dealing with an illness, or other issues. This category covers questions about which employees are eligible for taking leave, if they will be paid, if they can be fired, how to get approved for leave, and what happens if you think your employer has violated their obligations.

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Employee Or Independent Contractor?

This resource breaks down the differences between employees and independent contractors.

Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Federal agency webpage with summary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), questions and answers, and a link to the federal regulations on the FMLA. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees.

Family And Medical Leave Rights

This resource answers some common questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act, an important federal law.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

This resource covers the benefits program Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which pays cash to individuals who are disabled (and their family members) if a person has worked long enough and has paid Social Security taxes. This covers issues with eligibility for SSDI, applications for it, hearings about it, getting paid, dealing with overpayments, maintaining it, and terminating it.

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