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New York

Asked on May 20, 2023

Employment handbook family leave policy?

I recently accepted a position at a new company and I was given an employee handbook to review prior to my start date. I noticed that the handbook does not include any information on family leave policies. I am wondering what the company's policies are related to family leave and how they may affect my employment. I would like to understand my rights and responsibilities as an employee when it comes to family leave.

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New York

Answered 372 days ago

Gregory F.

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Generally, employers must have at least 50 employees at your location or within a 75-mile radius of your location to be covered under the FMLA. Further, employees of covered employers are not eligible for FMLA leave until they have been employed for at least 1 year and have worked at least 1,250 hours within the past 12 months.

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