The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard to apply in the real world. Questions about eligibility, coverage, notice and certification requirements, administering leave, reinstating benefits, and much more can challenge even the most experienced managers. This book has the plain-English answers to all of your tough questions about the FMLA, including recent amendments and new regulations that expand the laws scope. It provides detailed information, real-life examples, sample forms, and tools to help you meet your legal obligations.