In 1993, Congress made huge advancements in the field of workplace rights by passing the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. The FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave so employees can care for their own serious medical condition, or a qualified family member. This course teaches employees about the key elements of the FMLA, as well as various responsibilities employees and employers have under the law. To start, this course explores eligibility, coverage and employee benefits. This course helps employees understand if they are able to apply for leave, and under which conditions they can take it. Based on the nature of the job, and the nature of the leave, the employee may also be required to pass a fitness for duty examination prior to his or her return. This course walks you through these and other important components of the FMLA. Utilize the information presented in this training lesson and gain a better understanding of the FMLA and how you can exercise those rights.