Family and Medical Leave Act Quiz

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Family and Medical Leave Act Quiz

There are many Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rules and regulations that employers must adhere to in order to remain compliant. How well do you know the fundamentals? Find out by taking this short quiz. After you complete the quiz, you’ll be presented with a score and resources to help strengthen your understanding.

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1. In order to be eligible for federal FMLA leave, an employee of a private employer must be employed at a worksite where 50 or more employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles of that worksite.
2. Public employers and schools don’t need a minimum number of employees to be covered by federal FMLA.
3. To be eligible for federal FMLA leave, employees must be employed by their current employer for at least 12 months. Do those 12 months need to be consecutive?
4. Employees who are on federal FMLA leave do NOT maintain employer group health plan benefits.
5. To be eligible for federal FMLA leave, employees must have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of federal FMLA leave.
6. Fill in the blank: Under federal FMLA, employees are eligible for ___ weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period, with job protection, to care for a covered service member.
(select one)
7. Employees can request leave for various reasons, including to care for a family member with a serious health condition. A family member is a ___?
(select all that apply)
8. If it is medically necessary, an employee may take FMLA for a serious health condition either:
(select one)
9. An employer can require an employee who has requested federal FMLA leave to bond with a new child to submit medical certification from a healthcare provider.
10. Decisions concerning approval or denial of FMLA leaves should be made by:
(select all that apply)
11. Should records and documentation related to certifications or medical histories of employees or their family members be treated as confidential and kept separate from personnel files?


All information is from the 2021 Guardian Absence Management Activity Index & Study. GUARDIAN® is a registered trademark of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® ©Copyright 2023 The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

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