International Alliance Of Theatrical Stage Employees, Motion Picture Technicians, Artists And Allied Crafts Of The United States, Its Territories And Canada

Know Your Rights.

YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FEDERAL FAMILY/MEDICAL LEAVE ACT OF 1993 AND THE CALIFORNIA FAMILY RIGHTS ACT OF 1993

Federal and State Family/Medical Leave Acts ("FMLA") require covered employers to provide up to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to "eligible" employees for certain family and medical reasons. Employees are eligible if they have worked for a covered employer for at least one year, and for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months, and if there are at least 50 employees within 75 miles.

All FMLA forms must be printed out, filled in and turned into a Union Committee Officer. For a copy of the FMLA form, please click here.

REASON FOR TAKING LEAVE: Unpaid leave must be granted for the following reasons:

At the employee's or employer's option, certain kinds of paid leave may be substituted for unpaid leave.

ADVANCE NOTICE AND MEDICAL CERTIFICATION: The employee may be required to provide advance leave notice and medical certification. Taking of leave may be denied if requirements are not met.

JOB BENEFITS AND PROTECTION:

UNLAWFUL ACTS BY EMPLOYERS: FMLA makes it unlawful for any employer to:

ENFORCEMENT:

FMLA does not affect any Federal or State law prohibiting discrimination, or supersede any State or local law or collective bargaining agreement which provides greater family or medical leave rights.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the nearest office of the Wage and Hour Division, listed in most telephone directories under U.S. Government, Department of Labor.

SICK CALLS AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS

If an employee or immediate family member has a serious illness or injury and you have no sick pay, you can avoid getting points. Under provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act, the company can not penalize you when you call in sick. To be eligible a employee must have been employed for 12 months, and worked at least 1,250 hours. All FMLA forms must be printed out (please click here for the form), filled in and turned into a Union Committee Officer or go on line to www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/index.htm When you go to this site look under forms and choose the one that is right for you. If you have any questions go to this site and find out everything you need to know about the FMLA act.