Georgia

Medical Leaves from Work

Know Your Rights

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. This web page contains information and links to: (1) laws and regulations, (2) facts sheets, (3) compliance guides for employers, (4) answers to common questions about the FMLA, and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
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    Spanish / Español
  • Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

    Provides a basic overview of FMLA. Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Leave Benefits Information

    Leave benefits allow employees to take time off from work. The extent of the leave and whether it is paid in whole, in part, or not at all is generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative). Certain types of leave are required by law, whereas other types are voluntary incentives provided by employers. This web site contains information about: (1) Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), (2) Funeral Leave, (3) Holidays, (4) Jury Duty, (5) Personal Leave, (6) Sick Leave, (7) Vacations, and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Leaves from Work

    Sick leave, disability leave, family/medical leave—the different kinds of leave you may be allowed to take can be confusing. Learn about your eligibility for leave from this web site. Content Detail

    By:
    Workplace Fairness
  • Enforcement of Federal Laws Related to Payment of Wages

    The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards. In addition to the FLSA, the DOL Wage and Hour Division enforces other labor laws related to wage payment. The web site also contains information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Act of 1990, relating to immigrants working under HB-1 visas. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Health Care and Managing Changes

    Whether you’re changing jobs, having a baby, or helping a parent, you can’t afford to lose your access to good medical care. Here you’ll find articles to help you manage these transitions. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A PDF

    A publication by the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Latinos in the workplace, Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Latino employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español