Absences from the Workplace
Maybe you get sick or want to take a vacation. That’s normal, and you shouldn’t lose your job under those circumstances. What if you’ve just welcomed a child into your family, or need to travel to attend the funeral of a loved one, unexpectedly? There are laws to ensure that workers receive a certain amount of grace in each of these scenarios, through paid or unpaid leave. Let’s talk about your rights related to absence from the workplace.
In this course, you will learn to:
(1) Describe their right as an employee to request both jury duty leave and pay for jury duty leave, as well as the differences between jury duty leave and witness leave.
(2) State employee benefits and the general exceptions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, (USERRA), the employer’s requirements, rights, responsibilities, and the general exceptions.
(3) Explain the employee benefits provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the employee and employer’s requirements, rights, responsibilities, and the general exceptions.
Course length: 18 Minutes