Employer responsibilities under the FMLA
Employers covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must follow federal policies.
Use the FMLA advisor to determine if your organization is covered by the FMLA.
Required benefits under the FMLA
If you approve an employee for FMLA leave, you must:
Required notification under the FMLA
If your organization is covered, you must post an FMLA poster that all employees and applicants can see. Download the Department of Labor’s FMLA poster to print or post electronically.
Notice in employee handbooks
If any employees are eligible for the FMLA, you must include an overview of the FMLA in an employee handbook or as a handout. This document must include the same information as the poster. The notice can be distributed electronically.
The first time an employee requests leave under the FMLA, you must give them a notice of eligibility, either orally or in writing. The notice must:
Rights and responsibilities notice
If you give a worker an eligibility notice, you must also give them a rights and responsibilities notice. Provide this notice in writing. It can be an electronic copy.
Get more FMLA information
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces the Family and Medical Leave Act. Contact WHD with questions about the FMLA.
LAST UPDATED: May 26, 2023
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