xpdOffice is the right choice to provide and track FMLA guidelines in your organization

Dealing with FMLA law can be complicated and sometimes difficult to keep track of. There are so many variations and possibilities. xpdOffice makes it easy. You can customize various types of leave to satisfy your organization’s requirements as well as FMLA regulations.

By using the unique and inclusive leave-related preference settings in xpdOffice, FMLA can quickly be factored into your organization’s plans. xpdOffice is flexible in how you define and apply leave so it is perfect in satisfying FMLA law and FMLA guidelines. FMLA makes provisions for such a diverse combination of paid and unpaid leave, and for a variety of circumstances. xpdOffice gives you the comfort zone you need in providing for your employees efficiently and effectively.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by taking reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers, and promotes equal employment opportunity for men and women. FMLA provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

Summary of FMLA

Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

• For the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee

• For placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care

• To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition

• To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition

In addition, The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA):

• Covers only certain employers

• Affects only those employees eligible for the protections of the law

• Involves entitlement to leave

• Maintains health benefits during leave

• Restores an employee’s job after leave

• Sets requirements for notice and certification of the need for leave

• Protects employees who request or take leave

• Includes certain employer record keeping requirements

For more information about the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) visit the Department of Labor’s site.