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Department of Labor Wage and Hour opinion.

The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division recently issued an opinion confirming that an employer cannot delay designating FMLA-qualifying leave as FMLA leave and cannot designate more than 12 weeks of leave (or 26 weeks of military caregiver leave) as FMLA leave....

FMLA Leave and Teachers* By Shaina Case

Teachers, like any other employees eligible for FMLA leave, are typically entitled to up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave in a 12-month period.  Employers can choose the method for counting the 12-month period within which the 12-weeks of leave may occur (e.g., fiscal year,...