Taking Leave

If you're considering taking leave from work, it's best to understand company policy and know your rights first.

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Provides information on employee eligibility, including valid reasons for leave, employee and employer notification responsibilities, and employee rights and benefits.
  • The Employee's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act: A free, downloadable ebook published by the U.S. Department of Labor that provides user-friendly explanations of how the act works and how to request FMLA leave from an employer.
  • Book: The FMLA Handbook: A Union Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act by Robert M. Schwartz