There are several states and territories that have made it mandatory for businesses to provide employees with partial wage replacement insurance coverage for sicknesses and/or injuries that are not related to work: In most cases, the leave benefits offered by employers are not federal requirements.
Generally, these benefits are offered to a business’s employees as an aspect of the employer’s overall benefits and compensation package.
Family and Medical Leave The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ensures that employees can obtain up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during a twelve month period as long as the reason pertains to one of the following: •Birth and care for the employee’s child •Foster care or adoption placement for a child •Care for an immediate family member (parent, child, spouse) with a serious health issue •Care for an employee’s own serious health issue Additionally, FMLA has made it mandatory for employers to ensure that their employees maintain group health benefits during their leave.
The rules and regulations outlined by FMLA are applicable to both private employers who have 50 or more employees and all public employers.
At this point we have 991 modifications to Michigan’s 218 agreement; however some modifications cover hundreds of entities.