Fundamentals of the Family and Medical Leave Act


Most workers understand that employees at workplaces with 50 or more employees have the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off for either their own serious health condition or that of a close family member. But applying the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in practice gets complicated. Which employers are covered? Who are close family members? What conditions are covered? How does leave taken during COVID-19 interact with FMLA? This course is designed for any worker curious to know more about the FMLA and worker representatives responsible to help workers navigate the process to learn the essentials of workers’ FMLA rights.

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Class Details

What is an on-demand institute?

On-demand institutes have an open, ongoing online registration. Participants can access the course 24/7, for up to six months after registration. The course is divided into units with various readings, short videos, and supportive documents to explore a set topic. Faculty are available for support or questions via the online platform e-mailing system.



Registration is always open! Participants will receive access to the online course within 5-10 business days and have six months to complete the course.


Payment and tuition

Tuition is only $99. Payment is due at time of registration and is accepted only online at