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 webinar provides an overview of how FMLA may benefit caregivers and identify leave provisions for military families.
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.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense under Award Number 2019-48770-30366.