Lit1 Task 2

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Rich Kraft

Situation A

The purpose of the Family Medical Leave Act, which was enacted in 1993 and became effective in 1994 was brought about to help employees balance their family life with their work life. The act allows an eligible employee who works for a covered company, to care for a family member under certain situations, without the fear of loss of the job, fear of a pay reduction all the while being able to keep their healthcare benefits. This act would sufficiently allow the employee to return to work at the same job, or similar paying job than they had when they left, while being able to help their family in times of crisis

Given the facts and the situation of this case, we have a company, Company X, that has been in business for two years and has over 50 employees, and this situation assumes that has had this many employees for at least 20 work weeks and the current or preceding calendar year, making them, according to the Family Medical Leave Act, a covered company. We also have an employee, employee A Who is been with the company for 24 months and, whose spouse has given birth. Employee A, according to the employee eligibility clause of the Family Medical Leave Act, assuming that he or she has worked at least 1250 hours during the previous 12 months of his employment is considered a covered employee. The employee requested the time off as is required by the Family Medical Leave Act, making sure that all of the requirements of the employee had been met. The employee requested to return to work after 11 weeks, which was within the time threshold as the Family Medical Leave Act stipulates, however the family medical leave act Provides up to 12 work weeks of “unpaid” job protected leave each year. The keyword being unpaid. Regardless of what the previous department manager may or may not have told employee A, employee A is not entitled to…...

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