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Foundations of the Family Medical Leave Act

Course Code:  KSF004

Course Name:  Foundations of the Family Medical Leave Act

Prerequisite:  None

Department:  Human Resources

Length of Session:  15 Minutes (Online)

Audience:  Supervisors and Human Resources Liaisons

Session Description: Employees often need to take leave for medical reasons. It is important that HR Liaisons are involved the process to appropriately document any leave that is approved for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protected leave. This course provides the foundation for HR Liaisons to administer FMLA leave for your department, unit, or college. A secondary training, FMLA Administration, will be offered in late spring 2018. 

Session Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will: 

  • Understand FMLA basics including employee eligibility criteria and state leave laws
  • Understand what qualifies as FMLA leave
  • Understand your responsibilities as it pertains to FMLA and Kansas State University's time and leave policies
  • Understand reporting and recording-keeping timelines per the Department of Labor


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You may enroll through HRIS Self-Enrollment to receive immediate confirmation (see the Employee Self Service Learning & Development directions for more information). Or e-mail learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu and include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title and course date. Enrollment will be confirmed by an e-mail response to the sender.

It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the necessary departmental approvals prior to enrolling.

If you are a person who needs a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any Learning and Development offering, please contact K-State Learning and Development in advance at 2-1920 or at learning-develop-hr@ksu.edu.