Littler on Leaves of Absence: Family, Medical, Pregnancy, Military & Civic Duty Leaves

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This title in the Littler National Employer Series provides practical information every practicing attorney or human resources professional needs to know about the federal guidelines surrounding Family, Medical, Pregnancy, Military and Civic Duty Leaves.

Topics include:

      •  qualifying reasons for taking leave;
      •  reinstatement obligations upon return;
      •  compensation during leave; and
      •  protections from discharge or discrimination.

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Table of Contents

PART I - LITTLER ON LEAVES OF ABSENCE: FAMILY, MEDICAL & PREGNANCY 


CHAPTER 1   Overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
§ 1.1   INTRODUCTION
§ 1.2   COVERED EMPLOYERS & EMPLOYEES
§ 1.3   QUALIFYING REASONS FOR TAKING LEAVE
§ 1.4   HEALTH CARE PROVIDER'S CERTIFICATION
§ 1.5   LEAVE ENTITLEMENT
§ 1.6   NOTICE & DESIGNATION OF LEAVE REQUIREMENTS
§ 1.7   COMPENSATION DURING LEAVE
§ 1.8   EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DURING LEAVE
§ 1.9   REINSTATEMENT FOLLOWING LEAVE
§ 1.10   NONDISCRIMINATION OBLIGATIONS
§ 1.11   RECORDKEEPING & NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
§ 1.12   SPECIAL RULES RELATED TO SPECIFIC WORKPLACES
§ 1.13   ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS

CHAPTER 2   Interaction of the Family and Medical Leave Act with Other Laws
§ 2.1   STATE LEGISLATION ON FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE
§ 2.2   THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
§ 2.3   PAID SICK LEAVE LAWS

CHAPTER 3   Overview of Pregnancy Leave
§ 3.1   LAWS PROTECTING PREGNANT EMPLOYEES
§ 3.2   EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS DURING PREGNANCY & AFTER

CHAPTER 4   Practical Guidelines for Employers
§ 4.1   INITIAL STEPS IN COMPLYING WITH THE FMLA
§ 4.2   BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE LEAVES ADMINISTRATION PROCESS UNDER THE FMLA
§ 4.3   INFORMATION ON THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MODEL FORMS
§ 4.4   TEN COMMON EMPLOYER MISSTEPS IN HANDLING LEAVES REQUESTS


PART II - LITTLER ON LEAVES OF ABSENCE: MILITARY & CIVIC DUTY LEAVES

CHAPTER 5   Overview of Military Leave Protections Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
§ 5.1   INTRODUCTION
§ 5.2   COVERED EMPLOYERS & EMPLOYEES
§ 5.3   QUALIFYING REASONS FOR TAKING LEAVE
§ 5.4   ADVANCE NOTICE & VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LEAVE
§ 5.5   DURATION & TIMING OF LEAVE
§ 5.6   COMPENSATION DURING LEAVE
§ 5.7   BENEFIT OBLIGATIONS
§ 5.8   REINSTATEMENT OBLIGATIONS
§ 5.9   PROTECTION FROM DISCHARGE OR DISCRIMINATION
§ 5.10   NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
§ 5.11   ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS

CHAPTER 6   Overview of Military Family Leave Under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
§ 6.1   INTRODUCTION
§ 6.2   QUALIFYING EXIGENCY LEAVE
§ 6.3   MILITARY CAREGIVER LEAVE

CHAPTER 7   Civic Duty Leave Under Federal Law
§ 7.1   INTRODUCTION
§ 7.2   ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES FOR CIVIC DUTY LEAVE
§ 7.3   ADVANCE NOTICE & VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVIC DUTY LEAVE
§ 7.4   DURATION & TIMING OF CIVIC DUTY LEAVE
§ 7.5   COMPENSATION DURING CIVIC DUTY LEAVE
§ 7.6   BENEFIT OBLIGATIONS & CIVIC DUTY LEAVE
§ 7.7   REINSTATEMENT OBLIGATIONS FOLLOWING CIVIC DUTY LEAVE
§ 7.8   PROTECTION AGAINST DISCHARGE OR DISCRIMINATION FOR CIVIC DUTY LEAVE
§ 7.9   IMPACT OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING OBLIGATIONS ON CIVIC DUTY LEAVE

CHAPTER 8   Practical Guidelines for Employers<
§ 8.1   MILITARY LEAVE EMPLOYER DOCUMENTATION
§ 8.2   SAMPLE CIVIC DUTY LEAVE POLICY