Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

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    Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that lays out the foundation for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for all employees. This act assures that, for all hours an employee works that exceeds the 40 hours a week, they will receive overtime. The overtime pay is considered to be one and one-half times the employee’s regular wage. F.L.S.A. provides a set minimum wage that all employees are entitled to, unless the employee routinely collects tips. The education opportunities, health, and overall well being of minors is meant to be protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employers are required to possess records holding the wages and hours of all employees. The Family…

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    History of the Act. The Women’s Legal Defense Fund in 1984 came up with a draft of the legislation that was later to be the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The legislation was later introduced to the Congress each year from 1984 to 1993 but was repeatedly blocked by entrenched opponents. The Congress finally passed the legislation in 1991 and was passed by the 103rd Congress in 1993 which was the only Congress that had a majority that President Bill Clinton had. The legislation also had…

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    In this paper, I aim to examine the similarities and the differences between the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 of the U.S. and the Thailand Labor Protection Act of 1998, amended 2008. Although I will not go into every section of each law, I will discuss the major provisions of each law and then analyze how the two laws play significant roles in determining the labor rights between the U.S. and Thailand. From the selected provisions of each law, I will attempt to draw a conclusion on how,…

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    LIT1 – Task 1 Fogwill. H. (2016) Western Governors University WGU Student# 000519534 LIT1 – Task 1 Major Provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 allow employees to take a maximum of 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work while their job will be protected for them on their return. Additionally, FMLA states employees will continue to have access to their group life insurance (Department of Labor, n.d-a). FMLA could be used for the…

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    Situation A. Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for themselves or a qualifying family member for a specified family and medical reasons, also known as FMLA (February, 2015). The Family Medical Leave Act only applies to employers that meet the required criteria. Covered employers under FMLA are public and private elementary and secondary schools, public agencies and…

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    5-02: Situation A. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 does apply in this instance and the employer has not violated the act. Company X is a private sector business and has more than 50 employees, thereby being covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. The employee works for a covered employer and has worked more than the requisite 12 months to be eligible for coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The employee is entitled to up to 12 weeks of leave in a single…

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    Situation A: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 provides eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave of absence from work for certain circumstances related to family or medical reasons. To be an eligible employee, one must be employed for at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work for a company that has 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius. According to the United States Department of Labor,…

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    1. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1979 - This law was created to protect woman in the workplace from discrimination during pregnancy. It makes it illegal for employers to treat pregnant woman any different from all other employees. They can not base job offers, promotions or terminations with a woman's pregnancy as a factor in any way. Additionally, she can not be forced out or asked to leave the company as long as she can physically complete her work. 2. The Family and Medical Leave Act…

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    The United States only offers twelve unpaid weeks of maternity leave for new mothers, the lowest federal policy of all developing nations. Even with pleas from the masses and prominent politicians, like President Barack Obama, the last change in federal policy was in 1993. It’s important to consider the factors-- sexism and the American imperialist ideal-- that block maternity leave policies from increasing in length and becoming paid. Though the United States aims to keep its spot as a top…

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    1933 by the Clinton administration, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides unpaid time off to assist employees in balancing work and family life. The act supplies up to a total of twelve weeks of unpaid leave during any twelve month period to specific employees. While the establishment of the act has helped some employees balance the demands of work and family, a recent increase of family-leave lawsuits in our country have demonstrated the FMLA’s need for improvement. Enacted…

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