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Importance of FMLA in the Workplace

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How Physical and Mental Health Can Affect Your Business

Your physical and mental health is an imperative part of your life. This is why it is important for employers to make sure that their employees are given the time they need to recover or seek treatment. When an employee is not feeling their best, this can affect their work and overall performance at their job. It benefits all organizations and employers to have the right resources for their employees so they can retain their top talent and keep their employees happy and healthy. Fortunately, FMLA has been put in place to provide eligible employees with job-protected leave, so they are able to take time away from work to care for themselves as well as their loved ones.

What is FMLA?

FMLA, also known as the Family and Medical Leave Act, is a federal law that protects employees by making it mandatory for employers with 50 employees or more to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protection and benefits. This law has been benefiting employees who suffer from mental or physical illnesses get the time they need to recover as well as for them to be there for family members and loved ones who also need assistance. For an employee to be eligible for FMLA leave, they must be employed at their organization for at least 12 months as well as worked a minimum of 1,250 hours during that time. Employees are able to use 12 weeks of job-protected leave under any of the following circumstances:

  • Taking care of their own health conditions that deter them from being able to perform their job.
  • Needing to take care of a loved one’s serious health condition such as a spouse, child, parent, or anyone that is like a family member to the employer that is approved.
  • Birth of a child or placement of a child in foster care or adoption.

How Can Workplace HCM Help?

Workplace HCM can help keep your business in compliance by keeping you up to date on the changing FMLA laws and regulations. Our HR team is here to make sure your company stays informed on everything you need to know so employers can run their business more effectively! To learn more about Workplace HCM and how our company can help your business stay in compliance, call us at 856.334.9711!

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