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Checklist for Family and Medical Leave Act Claims

This checklist is a summary of detailed statutes and regulations and should be used only as a shorthand way of identifying claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format.

Enforcement of Federal Laws Related to Payment of Wages

The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards. In addition to the FLSA, the DOL Wage and Hour Division enforces other labor laws related to wage payment. The web site also contains information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Act of 1990, relating to immigrants working under HB-1 visas.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. This web page contains information and links to: (1) laws and regulations, (2) facts sheets, (3) compliance guides for employers, (4) answers to common questions about the FMLA, and much more.

Information on Other Fringe Benefits

"Other Benefits" include a host of incentives provided by agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative). Most of these benefits are not required by law. This website contains information about: (1) Child Care Assistance, (2) Disability Insurance, (3) Flexible Schedules, (4) Other Compensation Benefits, (5) Other Insurance Benefits, (6)Severance Pay, (7) Unemployment Insurance, and (8) Wellness Benefits.

Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards

This web site contains a series of "Fact Sheets" that provide information about minimum wage requirements, the way the Fair Labor Standards Act to different kinds of work, the Family Medical Leave Act and other laws that apply to workers. The web site is sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Administrative Standards, Wage and Hour Division.

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