Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance


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Select the statement that best describes the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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1. How long must an employee have worked with a covered employer to qualify for FMLA leave?

2. How many hours must have an employee worked during a 12 month period before being eligible for FMLA leave?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993 to enable people to better balance their jobs and careers with their personal needs and family responsibilities. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the provisions in law, how it is enforced, and how it benefits workers and their families.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The purpose of the FMLA
  • Eligibility requirements for employees
  • Rights protected under the FMLA
  • Key benefit provided by the FMLA

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the Family and Medical Leave Act and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the FMLA to explain the types of situations covered under the law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding FMLA eligibility under the law

Additional Learning

To learn more, complete the accompanying lesson, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how the Family and Medical Leave Act benefits both employers and workers
  • Describe the process for reporting employers who fail to comply with the law
  • Cite some of the circumstances covered under the law
  • Explain how the law accommodates military families
  • Describe the factors used to determine if employers are subject to the FMLA