Welcome to The Nelson HR Review! Our goal is to keep you informed and help you maintain compliance. Therefore, we wanted to let you know about a new online tool that the DOL released to help you with medical and disability leave related issues. Please read below.
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DOL Releases New Online Tool to Help Employers Understand Medical- and Disability-Related Leave
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has unveiled a new online tool to help employers (and employees) understand the leave employees may be entitled to take for purposes of managing medical conditions and disabilities.
The new Medical- and Disability-Related Leave Advisor asks users a few questions, such as type of business or organization, workforce size, and if the entity receives federal financial assistance. With that information, the advisor quickly directs users to federal employment laws that apply and provides additional information.
These laws include the federal Family and Medical Leave Act which provides eligible employees of covered employers up to 12 work weeks of leave in a 12-month period for certain reasons, among them the employee’s own serious health condition; and