Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees may take an unpaid, job-protected leave of absence for certain family and medical reasons.

Employers often find it challenging to keep track of their obligations under the FMLA. But employers can avoid common problems by reviewing 10 of the top dos and don'ts:

1. Do provide employees with proper notice of their rights.

The FMLA applies to "covered employers." Private companies meet this definition if they have at least 50 employees, in at least 20 weeks during the current or previous calendar year.

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