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Notice of Eligibility and Rights & U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
(Family and Medical Leave Act)
OMB Control Number: 1235-0003
Expires: 2/28/2015
In general, to be eligible an employee must have worked for an employer for at least 12 months, have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12
months preceding the leave, and work at a site with at least 50 employees within 75 miles. While use of this form by employers is optional, a
fully completed Form WH-381 provides employees with the information required by 29 C.F.R. § 825.300(b), which must be provided within
five business days of the employee notifying the employer of the need for FMLA leave. Part B provides employees with information
regarding their rights and responsibilities for taking FMLA leave, as required by 29 C.F.R. § 825.300(b), (c).
TO: _________
FROM: _______________________
Employer Repres
DATE: ________________________________________
On _____________________, y
ou informed us that you needed leave beginning on _______________________ for:
_____ The birth of a child, or place
ment of a child with you for adoption or foster care;
_____ Your own serious health condition;
_____ Because you are needed to care for
your ____ spouse; _____child; ______ parent due to his/her serious health condition.
_____ Beca
use of a qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that
your ____ spouse; _____son or daughter; ______ parent is on active
duty or call to active duty status in support of a contingency operation as a mem
ber of the National Guard or Reserves.
_____ Because you are the ____ spouse; _____son or daughter; ______ parent; _______ next of kin of a covered serviceme
mber with a
serious injury o
r illness.
This Notice is to inform you that you:
_____ Are eligible for FMLA leave (S
ee Part B below for Rights and Responsibilities)
_____ Are
QRW eligible for FMLA leave, because (only one reason need be checked, although you may not be eligible for other reasons):
_____ You have not
met the FMLA’s
12-month lengt
h of service requirement. As of the first date of requested leave, you will
have worked approxim
ately ___ months towards this requirement.
_____ You have not met the FMLA’s 1,250-hours-worked requirement.
_____ You do not work and/or report to a site with 50 or mo
re employees within 75-miles.
If you have any questions, contact ___________________________________________________ or view the
FMLA poster located in
As explained in Part A, y ou meet the eligibilit y requirements for taking F MLA leave and still have FMLA leave available in the applicable
12-month period. Howe
ver, in order for us to determine whether your absence qualifies as FMLA leave, you must return the
following information to us by ___________________________________. (If a certification is requested, employers must allow at leas
t 15
calendar days from receipt of this noti
ce; additional time may be required in some circumstances.) If sufficient information is not provided in
a timely manner, your leave may be denied.
____ Sufficient certification to support your request for FMLA leave. A certification form that sets forth the information necessary to support your
request ____is/____ is not enclosed.
____ Sufficient documentation to establish the required relationship between you and your family member.
____ Other information needed: _____________
No additional information requested
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If your leave does qualify as FMLA leave you will have the following responsibilities while on FMLA leave (only checked blanks apply):
____ Contact _____________________________________ at ___________________________ to make arrangements to continue to make your share
of the premium payments on your health insurance to maintain health
benefits while you are on leave. You have a minimum 30-day (or, indicate
longer period, if applicable) grace p
eriod in which to make premium p
ayments. If payment is not made timely, your group health insurance may be
cancelled, provided we notify you in writing at least 15 days before the date that your health coverage will lapse, or, at our option, we may pay your
share of the premiums during FMLA leave, and recover these payments from you upon your return to work.
____ You will be required to use your available paid __
____ sick, _______ vacation, and/or ________other leave during your FMLA absence. This
means that you will receive your paid leave and the leave will also be considered protected FMLA le ave and counted against your FMLA leave
____ Due
to your status within the company, you are cons
idered a key employee” as defined in the FMLA. As a “key employee,” restoration to
employment may be denied following FMLA leave on the grounds that such restoration will cause substantial and grievous economic injury to us.
We ___have
/____ have not determined that restoring you to employment at the conclusion of FMLA leave will cause substantial and grievous
economic harm to us.
____ While on leave y
ou will be required to furnish us with periodic reports of your status and intent to return to work every ______________________.
(Indicate interval of periodic reports, as appropriate for the particular leave situation).
If the circumstances of y
our leave change, and you are able to return to work earlier than the date indicated on the reverse side of this form, y
ou will
be required to notify us at least two workdays prior to the date you intend to report for work.
If your leave does qualify as FMLA leave you will have the following rights while on
FMLA leave:
You have a right under the FMLA for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period calculated as:
_____ the calendar year (January – December).
_____ a fixed leave year based on __________________________________
_____ the 12-month period measured forward from the date of your first FMLA leave usage.
_____ a “rolling” 12-mo
nth period measured backward from the date of any FMLA leave usage.
have a right under the FMLA for up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave in a single 12-month period to care for a covered serv
icemember with a serious
injury or illness. This single 12-month period commenced on ________________________________________________________________________.
Your health benefits must be maintained during any period of unpaid leave under the same conditions as if you continued to work.
You must be reinstated to the same or an equivalent job with the same pay, benefits, and terms and conditions of employmen
t on your return from
FMLA-protected leave. (If your leave extends beyond the end of your FMLA entitlement, you do not have return rights under FMLA.)
If you do not return to work following FMLA leave for a reason other than: 1) the continuation, recurrence, or onset of a serious health condition w
would entitle you to FMLA leave; 2) the continuation, recurrence, or onset of a covered servicemember’s serious injury or illness which would entitle
you to FMLA leave; or 3) other circumstances beyond your control, you may be required to reimburse us for our share of health insurance premiums
paid on your behalf during your FMLA leave.
If we have not informed you above that you must use accrued paid leave while taking your unpaid FMLA leave entitlement, you have the
right to have
____ sick, ____vacation, and/or ___ other leave run concurrently with your unpaid leave entitlement, pr
ovided you meet any applicable requirements
of the leave policy. Applicable conditions related to the substitution of paid leave are referenced or set forth below. If you do not meet the requirements
for taking paid leave, you remain entitled to take unpaid FMLA leave.
____For a copy of conditions applicable to sick/vacation/other leave usage please refer to ____________ available at: ____________
____Applicable conditions for use of paid leave:_______________________________
Once we obtain the information from you as specified above, we will inform you, within 5 business days, whether your leave will be designated as
FMLA leave and count towards your
FMLA leave entitlement. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
_______________________________________________at ______________________________________.
It is mandatory for employers to provide employees with notice of their eligibility for FMLA protection and their rights and responsibilities. 29 U.S.C. § 2617; 29
C.F.R. § 825.300(b),
(c). It is mandatory for e
mployers to retain a copy of this disclosure in their records for three years. 29 U.S.C. § 2616; 29 C.F.R. § 825.500.
Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Department of Labor estimates that it
will take an average of 10 minutes for respondents to complete this collection of information, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data
sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. If you have any comments regarding this burden
estimate or any other aspect of this collection information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, send them to the Administrator, Wage and Hour Division,
U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210. DO
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