Family Medical Leave Act

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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.

Answer: FMLA allows employees to take a total of 12 weeks off unpaid during a 12 month period with the company holding your job or a similar position for you.  You must have worked at the company for 12 months or 1250 hours to be eligible, but once you have meant that threshold you are eligible for the program.  The program states that you may only take 12 weeks during the a 12 month period.  Once you return to work - even if after 3 weeks - you must reapply for FMLA.  Refer to the following website for further information: http://azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=2&sc=13&articleid=48 

You may want to contact an attorney for more information.

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  • 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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