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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Wed March 25, 2020: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

When you or a loved one experiences a serious health condition that requires you to take time off from work you may be eligible for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Whether you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition, or because you need to care for your parent, spouse, or child with a series health condition, FMLA provides unpaid, job-protected leave. Leave may be taken all at once, or may be taken intermittently as the medical condition requires. This training provides an overview of how FMLA may benefit caregivers and identify leave provisions for military families.


Learning objectives:

  • Introduce the benefits and protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Identify non-military FMLA Leave Provisions
  • Review Military Family Leave Provisions for Qualifying Exigency and Military Caregiver Leave


Olivia Jones is a Senior Analyst for the Division of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Office of Policy, in the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s National Office in Washington, D.C. Ms. Jones began her career with the Department over 25 years ago working as a Wage Hour Investigator. She has been a part of the Division’s National Office in Washington, D.C. for the past 8 years. 

As Senior Analyst for the FMLA Branch, Ms. Jones helps with the development of interpretative and other guidance on the application of the FMLA, including the development of regulations, Field Operations Handbook sections, and Opinion Letters. Most recently she served a project manager for The Employer’s Guide to the FMLA, a comprehensive resource tool created to assist employers in administering FMLA leave. 

Ms. Jones provides subject-matter expertise on the application of the provisions of key laws that provide workers protections in balancing the demands of the workplace and needs of their families. She interacts with the public concerning the practical application of these laws, regulations and with Wage and Hour Division field staff on the enforcement of its provisions. 

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.0 clock hours.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.0 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.0 CE credit for CFLE.
  • Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.
  • For a complete list of Military Caregiving courses for CE credit go to: Military Families

Event Materials

Presentation Sides (PDF)

State Labor Offices

U.S. Department of Labor: Military Family Leave Provisions

U.S. Department of Labor: FMLA

U.S. Department of Labor: COVID-19 & the Workplace

Webinar Flyer (PDF)


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