Welcome to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) training tutorial. The tutorial is intended as a personal resource for university employees, and a job aid for employees whose job responsibilities include managing employee absences. The goal of the tutorial is to:

  • Help you understand the FMLA;
  • Outline the rights and responsibilities of the university and employees under the FMLA;
  • Raise your comfort level when managing FMLA absences;
  • Help ensure that units are meeting the notice requirement under the FMLA; and
  • Serve as a quick and easy job aid and reference.

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Identify FMLA qualified employees;
  • Recognize FMLA qualifying absences;
  • Provide timely notice to employees;
  • Track FMLA usage for individual employees;
  • Meet the return to work obligations under the FMLA; and
  • Identify university resources for assistance in managing employee absences.

The benefits of completing this tutorial are:

  • An understanding of the FMLA;
  • Knowledge of the university’s rights and responsibilities under the FMLA;
  • Knowledge of employee rights and responsibilities under the FMLA;
  • An understanding of your role in ensuring compliance under the FMLA; and
  • Knowledge of university resources available to assist you.

View the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act poster.