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What notice must my employer give me about my Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights?

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Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, also known as FMLA, employees who have worked at least 1,250 hours with an employer, and who have been there for a year, and are full time employees may have rights under the FMLA for situations of either birthing a child, or a sick child, or caring for a spouse, or caring for a parent, or for their own serious medical condition. If you qualify under one of these situations, and you’re a covered employee, and your employer has 50 or more employees, you may have rights under the FMLA, which give you protections for up to 12 weeks of protected leave for those medical situations.

Once you inform an employer about the fact that you need to take some sort of leave regarding your FMLA rights, the employer has certain obligations to provide you with notification about what your rights are under the FMLA, and certain time periods to do so. If you do have questions about what those are and the time periods that the employer has to provide you with those notices, you can seek consultation with an employment lawyer who can give you more information about those.

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