FMLA Eligibility

This Week's Quiz: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-2014.09.22quiz-fmla.eligibleprotected leave per year.  This leave can be taken to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition.  “Immediate family member” includes: parent, spouse, child; parent, spouse, child, grandparent; parent, spouse, child, in-law; parent, spouse, child, sibling.  Click here and you could be next week's winner of a labor music CD!

Previous Quiz: Some employers establish a “dress code” for their workforce, requiring that workers wear, for example, collared white shirts with black pants.  Others may require a uniform.  The tax code allows deducting the cost and upkeep of work clothes if you are required to wear them as a condition of employment AND: the clothing requires dry cleaning;  the employer specifies the color of the clothing; the clothing is made of polyester; the clothing is not suitable for every day wear.  Answer: Clothing that is not suitable for every day wear.  Congrats to Susanne Paradis of UPTE, Oakland, CA, this week's quiz (and labor music CD) winner!