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

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,...