Sunday, April 13, 2008

The FMLA and Indiana

I was asked a while back if in Indiana is it mandatory for an employer to pay employee while off
on medical leave through the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

First, the FMLA is a federal law. Which means that it does not matter what the state law law is unless the state law provides more protection than the federal law. Guess what? Indiana has no state law comparable to the FMLA.

The federal Department of Labor has an excellent web page with FMLA information. There one will learn that the FMLA provides for unpaid leave.