Work-Life and Diversity Challenges Executive Summaries Essay

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Work-Life and Diversity Challenges Executive Summaries

Work-Life and Diversity Challenges

“The employee began working on January 1. It is July 15, and the employee requires time off for a family emergency” (HRM/445 Course Syllabus). Family emergencies happen from time to time and require employees to take time off from his or her job. To take time off work an employee must be eligible to take such leave whether it is sick time, vacation time, comp time, or FMLA. “The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the principal law governing the provision of leave to employees for parental and medical reasons” (Walsh, 2007, p. 312). Employees are entitled to FMLA leave when the following criteria are met: the employee has worked
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However, the employer is not required to accommodate the employee because he or she does not qualify for leave unless the time has been accrued. The supervisor should document the discussion with the employee as well as discuss the company’s policy on unapproved leave and place a copy in the employees personnel file.
“The employee has worked 10 years for the company. Six months ago, the employee returned from a family medical leave of 10 weeks and is now requesting another 3 weeks. The company does not have an extended leave policy” (HRM/445 Course Syllabus).
“The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the principal law governing the provision of leave to employees for parental and medical reasons” (Walsh, 2007, p. 312). Employees are entitled to FMLA leave when the following criteria are met: the employee has worked for the employer for at least 12 months before taking any leave, the employee has worked 1,250 hours during the 12 months before taking any leave, the employer has 50 employees or more, and the employee notifies the employer timely of the need for his or her leave. The employee is required to give the employer as much notice as possible for the leave he or she is requesting. In this situation the employee has worked for the company for 10 years and six months ago he or she returned from family medical leave of 10 weeks. FMLA is 12 workweeks of leave in a

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