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Frequently asked Family and Medical Leave Act questions

Some people in California go their entire career as a working professional and never think twice about the Family and Medical Leave Act. Others, however, realize at some point that this is worth taking advantage of.

If you qualify for a leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, it is important to know how to request time off, what to expect during this time, and how it will impact your standing with the company.

To get on the right path, here are several frequently asked questions associated with the Family and Medical Leave Act:

-- Are you able to use Family and Medical Leave Act for time off after the birth of a child?

-- What is the definition of a serious health concern as it pertains to the Family and Medical Leave Act?

-- Are employers required to provide information on the Family and Medical Leave Act?

-- What are your responsibilities in terms of notifying your employer of intentions to take a leave?

-- Is your employer allowed to fill your position if you are away on leave?

-- Is there any reason for which an employer would pay you during this type of leave?

These are just some of the many frequently asked questions related to the Family and Medical Leave Act. If you have anything else on your mind, you should receive clarification as soon a possible.

When you understand the Family and Medical Leave Act, it is easier to take a leave that you may be entitled to. The information you gather can put your mind at ease.

Source: United States Department of Labor, "Frequently Aske d Questions and Answers About the Revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act," accessed Dec. 02, 2015

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