Family Medical Leave Act

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

Answer: The FMLA does not protect all employees. Instead, it protects only covered employees.

To be covered by the FMLA, you have to meet all of the three following requirements:
•You work for a company that has 50 or more employees within 75 miles of your workplace; and,
•You worked for your employer for at least one year before taking the FMLA leave; and
•You worked at least 1,250 hours in that year (about 25 hours per week) (29 U.S.C. 2611(2)).
 
If you are a "covered employee" under the FMLA, you can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in any 12 month period for the following three reasons:
•To recover from your own serious health condition that prevents you from performing the functions of your job.
•To care for a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition;
•To give birth or adopt a child. Both mothers and fathers can take leave for the birth, adoption, and care of a new child (29 U.S.C. 2612(a)(1))

For more information about the FMLA in Arizona, visit: http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=2&sc=13&articleid=48

Or visit: https://az.db101.org/az/situations/workandbenefits/rights/program2b.htm

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