Many of our workers’ compensation and PERA clients come to us with questions regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law involves an employee’s entitlement to leave, maintenance of health benefits during leave, and an employee’s ability to get his or her job back after taking leave. This law does not provide an employee with an entitlement to wage loss benefits during the time the employee is on leave. At the outset, it is important to note that this law only covers certain employers and employees which differs at the state and federal levels. This article will outline the eligibility requirements for employees and employers at both the federal and state levels along with helping you decipher the primary distinctions.