Family Medical Leave Act

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Question: What is the Family and Medical Leave Act?

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Question: Am I covered by the FMLA?

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Question: Do I get paid during my FMLA leave?

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Question: What if my employer does not believe my reason for the leave?

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Question: What if my employer does not believe my doctor?

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Question: how long does the employer have to approve or deny my doctors certificate for fmla. I submitted my request over a month ago and have not been approved or denied time off for care of a family member. Thank you.

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Question: My brother who is 36 needs to enter rehab for alcoholism. He spoke w/his supervisor & she supports him. She contacted the District Mgr. & was told my brother has to quit his job if he wants to enter rehab. Isn't that against the law?

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Question: I am on a short term medical leave that I had to fill out fmla papers for as well. They told me they didn't have to hold my job so when I go back do they have to offer me something else at my same rate of pay?

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Question: Does FMLA cover my grand-child who was placed with me by Tribal CPS? CPS is her temporary guardian but I was given authority to sign for services for her

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Question: I've heard that you can use FMLA "days' for various reason such as PTSD, Migraines and such. Is this true/valid? I don't see this sort of description under the act itself.If covered under this I heard you were protected for one year where you cannot be fired for taking various days off due to a short term illness.

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Question: In a same sex relationship, if power of attorney is given, does that allow FMLA benefits?

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Question: Can I take a leave of absence for a school year (I'm a teacher) to take care of my father according to FMLA?

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Question: Can i get paid unemployment during the FMLA Program offered at work? I am taking it due to pregnancy.

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Question: I planned to utilize 12 weeks of FMLA for the birth and care of my baby. However, the doctor will only allow me 6-8 weeks and then considers me "fit to return to work". The pediatrician cannot give me an addition an excuse for the care of my baby - unless the baby is sick. Legally, can my employer require me to return to work when my doctor says that I am able? How can I extend my leave to 12 weeks?

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Question: my daughter is on dialysis and I have filled out an fmla @ work in case I have to take time off to care for her. They are wanting to change my hours which will conflict with my daughters dialsis. I don't go with her but I do care for her daughter so she may have her treatments as well as preparing dinner for both of them because she is too tired when she gets home. my question is will the fmla protect me against them changing my hours so I can continue providing care for my grandaughter so my daughter can get the treatments she needs

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Question: Can a employer offer fmla even if they do not employ 50 emplyees

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Question: When accessing FMLA for the birth of a child, if you are placed on bed rest before the birth is your employer still required to hold your position for the 12 weeks after the birth?

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Question: If you have only missed one day at work, Are you required to give your employer a doctors note? I thought you had to be absent for at least three days before a doctors note is required

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Question: How does Family Medical Leave relate to time off for a work-related injury when the employee is receiving workers compensation?

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Question: I and another coworker have become pregnant, since informing our employer of our current conditions our job responsiblities have changed dramatically, the employer has not treated us with respect and has caused undue stress on us both. Also the employer has denied us time off for doctor's appointments and refuses to work with our current schedules to accommadate our appointments. Where are we covered under the FMLA or are we? We have fewer then 15 employees and we are a non-profit organization.

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Question: I was laid off from my job in December 2011. I was being treated for a work related injury. I will require surgey from my injury and im on Worksmans Comp. I need to get health insurance. I cant afford Cobra and looking to see if there is any gov. assistance?

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Question: Does the Family Medical Leave Act cover taking time off for an in-law that needs help for medical care?

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Question: If you have been working for a total of 1 year and completed 1250 hours that year but due to the fiscal year and restarting on the hours starting January 1st does that affect you in receiving FMLA if you try to ask for it the next following year and have only completed 750 hours that current year?

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Question: My girlfriend works for Maricopa County. A co worker is on FMLA and has excused/FMLA absenses at least 6 hours weekley. This employee was assigned overtime that the other eligable employees believe should be offered to them. Can a full time employee that is currently on FMLA work overtime?

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Question: If I paid a medical office to process my FMLA paperwork with my employer (TWICE) and they missed the deadline by one day even though they were in communication with my HR department. What options do I have against either the medical office or my employer? I ultimately got denied and had to work with my doctor to get on light duty to keep an income.

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Question: If I paid a medical office to process my FMLA paperwork with my employer (TWICE) and they missed the deadline by one day even though they were in communication with my HR department. What options do I have against either the medical office or my employer? I ultimately got denied and had to work with my doctor to get on light duty to keep an income.

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Question: Can you get fired if you are on FMLA?

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Question: My wife is having a baby. Do I get a leave to stay at home with the new baby also?

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Question: Does Arizona recognize domestic partners

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Question: I am a teacher who took FMLA leave for surgery. My principal said that I am not allowed on campus to attend a meeting concerning my schedule. Is this true? He also said that if I request a meeting, they cannot meet with me because of the FMLA guidelines. Is that true? It all sounds fishy. Why wouldn't my staff be allowed to answer my emails under FMLA?

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Question: Can an Employer make you take FMLA and not fill out paperwork even though you are working and not asking to be put on FMLA?

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Question: how many hours does an employee need to work to be able to be eligible for fmla

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Question: I am taking FMLA leave to have a baby in March. My HR dept is telling me that they will pro rate the rest of my pay until my contract year is up (I am a teacher). Your website says that once I return from FMLA, I receive the same salary. I cannot find that information on the US Dept of Wages and Labor website - please advise. Thank you.

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Question: My employer offers IFMLA and FMLA for medical reasons I exhausted the fmla and returned to work. How does the policy impact those who have been employees already for 4plus years who may need IFMLA when they return. My medical issue is still present but the company advised I have to be working again for 12 month 1250 hours before becoming eligible is this correct? I have read other employer policies and do not see where they roll back to the original date of the first leave request.

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Question: My husband is a state employee and while I gave birth to our son, he took FMLA for 5 weeks. When he returned to work he submitted our sons birth certificate and the HR representative told him we were denied because it had exceeded the 30 days to enroll him. Can they do this while on FMLA?

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Question: I took fmla for the birth of a child, however I did not use all 12 weeks. Does fmla cover any time taken off to care for my child or am I now not covered under fmla because I have returned to work?

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Question: Do I qualify for FMLA if I am struggling with a child custody in another county and I need to be out of work for an extended time?

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Question: I was fired for my FMLA being denied. However my fmla should not have been denied, the 3rd party company my copany used to verify the information contacted the wrong hospital that my wife stayed at even tho I supplied them the name and the names of the 2 doctors that treated my wife. Since FMLA was denied that put me in violation of the attendance policy so I was fired. Do I have any recourse to file a claim,

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Question: What if I'm not covered under FMLA at my work and I need to leave to give birth. How much time can I have off and can I still keep my job?

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Question: Can you take an intermediate leave in carring for your son?

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Question: Am I eligible for FMLA if I am an uncovered employee and I need to care for a sibling?

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Question: Is it correct (IN ARIZONA), that FMLA Act does NOT include siblings.

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Question: I work for a large company and am going to have a baby October 18. My 1 year mark in the company will be November 17. Is there anyway I can take a "personal leave" or short term disability for a few weeks, and then in November file for FMLA ? Please advise. Thank you. (The personal leave would be for birth, the FMLA would be to bond and take care of a newborn)

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Question: Are there minimum limits for amount of time taken. My wife has a sick relative that is on her death bed. We are wanting one day for her to say goodbye. Also. What is the definition of parents. The relative in question rased my wife from 10-18

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Question: I am pregnant and will be requesting soon FMLA rights. I wonder if the federal holidays are paid &/or counted in the 12 weeks of FMLA?

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Question: If I had not been on my job for a year and was a few days to making my 90 days with full benefits when I had an unavoidable medical situation what do I file for when my job has me on medical leave but I'm not sure it is fmla and I have no income to pay my bills and not sure when the doctors or I will be able to medically clear me to physically do my job. I was told I'm not terminated but I do not qualify for any benefits although my medical insurance did get activated but will be terminated if I can not make the payments. I am still in need of medical care. I'm really confused please help me.

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Question: We are having a baby and want to know as the father if I can use my sick leave? I know I have 40hrs sick family but only 40hrs a year but have more personal sick leave that i would like to use.

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Question: I just started my job 3 months ago and dont have any sick time hours i just became a fulltimer they offered me 12 weeks uunpaid is there anyway i can get paid within those weeks

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Question: When does FMLA start over? When can you use it again? Does it vary between employers? I used 12 weeks ending April 17th 2015. When would I be eligible again? My employer said at some point you could get partial of the 12 months and that it's a rolling 12 months. Please explain. I'm so confused.

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Question: My employer told me I have to be out of work while my FMLA Paperwork is being approved. This is causing me to lose out on money, putting me in a financial bind making it harder to meet my needs. Is my employer correct? Do I have to be out of work while my employer Is reviewing and approving the paperwork?

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Question: Can a doctor charge to fill out fmla forms

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Question: I have been approved for FMLA and I have resubmitted forms 3 times already for clarification on how many times I need to be away from my job to tend to my daughter who has renal failure and my job keeps requesting the Dr. to give specific dates and times I need to be away when my daughter condition is unpredictable. We don't know how many times out of the month she will become sick and I have to leave work. Am I being harassed by my employer?

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Question: As a FMLA covered employee are you required follow the call-in policy of the employer while using FMLA?

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Question: My employer required me to take sick time and use FMLA at the same time is that legal?

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Question: I am a cashier and stand for 8 hours. Have severe leg and back pain. My doctor filled out the form to reduce my hours to 20 and no more than 6 hour shifts. For the FMLA do I have to be employed for 12 months for just a reduction in hours. Need to know before I submit form.

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Question: is a significant other considered a family member

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Question: I work for the school district and only get 35 hours per week. With all the time off without pay the maximum hour I can get is around 1175. Does this mean I will never qualify for fmla?

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Question: If I take FMLA can I start an online degree program?

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Question: Can you work at another job if you are on FMLA from another employer?

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Question: if I file for FMLA for medical conditions and then get pregnant or my family gets sick, is each condiotion allowed 12 weeks off , example I get fmla for me for medical issues AND THE get pregnant can I still take my 12 weeks off

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Question: why do i need to use fmla if i am out of work on a work related injury,also why do i need to use all my vacation & sick leave for this?

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Question: Does FMLA cover care for grandparent?

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Question: If I am trying to return to work from maternity leave and supervision is refusing to give me back my normal hours, do i file a complaint with my HR or the state? My supervisior is not allowing me to return within the 12 week time frame even though Iasked to return then.

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Question: 12 weeks in a 12 month period- does the 12 month period begin on your hire date? If you took 12 weeks, when would you be eligible to use FMLA again?

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Question: My company has 19 or 20 employees - am I eligible for FMLA? I'm currently on a company group health plan - am I eligible for COBRA coverage? If not to either question, do I have any options?

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Question: Does an employee first have to utilize his/her accrued vacation and sick leave before FMLA can be taken?

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Question: My son was hurt at work and was out for 3 months. He went back to work on light duty or 2 weeks. He then was in a personal motorcycle accident and has been out of work for 1 1/2 months. On his personal accident he went to apply for FMLA and was denied and told that his work already used his 12 weeks up. He knew nothing about this. He was on workmans compensation at the time that they used his FMLA. Is there any recourse to get his FMLA back so he can use it for his personal accident? Why would he need to use his FMLA when he was on workmans compensation?

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Question: My husband was fired from Amazon for missing a day for taking our youngest son to the hospital because our son was having a seizure. Does the FMLA cover this?

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Question: Once I have provided complete and correct FMLA request, how long does my employer, State of Arizona have to notify me that my FMLA is approved?

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QUESTIONS

  • How does Family Medical Leave relate to time off for a work-related injury when the employee is receiving workers compensation?
  • My employer told me I have to be out of work while my FMLA Paperwork is being approved. This is causing me to lose out on money, putting me in a financial bind making it harder to meet my needs. Is my employer correct? Do I have to be out of work while my employer Is reviewing and approving the paperwork?
  • If you have been working for a total of 1 year and completed 1250 hours that year but due to the fiscal year and restarting on the hours starting January 1st does that affect you in receiving FMLA if you try to ask for it the next following year and have only completed 750 hours that current year?
  • My company has 19 or 20 employees - am I eligible for FMLA? I'm currently on a company group health plan - am I eligible for COBRA coverage? If not to either question, do I have any options?
  • Does the Family Medical Leave Act cover taking time off for an in-law that needs help for medical care?
  • I just started my job 3 months ago and dont have any sick time hours i just became a fulltimer they offered me 12 weeks uunpaid is there anyway i can get paid within those weeks
  • When does FMLA start over? When can you use it again? Does it vary between employers? I used 12 weeks ending April 17th 2015. When would I be eligible again? My employer said at some point you could get partial of the 12 months and that it's a rolling 12 months. Please explain. I'm so confused.
  • My husband was fired from Amazon for missing a day for taking our youngest son to the hospital because our son was having a seizure. Does the FMLA cover this?
  • My girlfriend works for Maricopa County. A co worker is on FMLA and has excused/FMLA absenses at least 6 hours weekley. This employee was assigned overtime that the other eligable employees believe should be offered to them. Can a full time employee that is currently on FMLA work overtime?
  • Can I take a leave of absence for a school year (I'm a teacher) to take care of my father according to FMLA?

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