HRM Legal Environment
Equal Employment Opportunities
Thursday – August 16, 2018
Approximately 800-850 words
Discuss and understand applicable federal and state employment laws and statutes.
All employees need to work with the human resources (HR) department to ensure a fair, safe, and legal workplace. In this discussion, you will explore the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Family Medical Leave Act provides time o for employees so they can deal with a serious medical condition of their own or one of a family member. Employees in companies that have at least 50 employees are generally eligible for FMLA. Please review the Employee’s Guide to FMLA from the US Department of Labor and discuss the following:
**** What is the process of requesting FMLA leave?
**** What are some examples of how FMLA provides employees with job protection during their FMLA leave?
**** What are some of the responsibilities that employees have during their FMLA leave?