luckiest man alive
- Sep 25, 2002
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Hey all, I'm trying to put together a list of Airlines that allow pilots FMLA.
All of them. It is a federal law
That's absolutely correct.It is law, they recently passed the Aircrew Correction clause and was added to FMLA act.
Give me that bottle, you pumpkin pie, hair cutted freak. Been sucking back on granpa's cough syrup, have we?It is if you work for Home Depot or Walmart, but Airline employees are exempt under the current law. I know ALPA put in some legislative juice to try and get this changed........ Some companies offer it anyway, despite the "legal" requirement being absent. Duke, get up with the times.....
Silly me... I thought if you were applying for FMLA that you'd actually make sure you QUALIFY before you applied.they can deny your request for other reasons - i.e. it has to be a serious health condition - not the flu
All of them. It is a federal law
What Mookie is refering to is that FMLA used to state that an employee is only qualified for it if they work full-time and defined full-time as more than 1000 hours (+/-) per year. Alaska airlines denied pilots and I think FAs requests because they used flight time as work time and no pilot can work more than 1000 and therefore were denied it.
And Alaska's policy is illegal per Federal Law now, as law has been expanded to SPECIFICALLY INCLUDE airline employees just for that reason.Wrong. Here's why:
Alaska's position was that since pilots only worked 85 hours a month they were "part-time" employees.
H. R. 912
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 10, 2009
Received, read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to clarify the eligibility requirements with respect to airline flight crews.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act’.
SEC. 2. LEAVE REQUIREMENT FOR AIRLINE FLIGHT CREWS.
(a) Inclusion of Airline Flight Crews- Section 101(2) of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2611(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘(D) AIRLINE FLIGHT CREWS-
‘(i) DETERMINATION- For purposes of determining whether an employee who is a flight attendant or flight crewmember (as such terms are defined in regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration) meets the hours of service requirement specified in subparagraph (A)(ii), the employee will be considered to be eligible if--
‘(I) the employee has worked or been paid for 60 percent of the applicable monthly guarantee, or the equivalent annualized over the preceding 12-month period; and
‘(II) the employee has worked or been paid for a minimum of 504 hours during the preceding 12-month period.
‘(ii) DEFINITION- As used in this subparagraph, the term ‘applicable monthly guarantee’ means--
‘(I) for employees described in clause (i) other than employees on reserve status, the minimum number of hours for which an employer has agreed to schedule such employees for any given month; and
‘(II) for employees described in clause (i) who are on reserve status, the number of hours for which an employer has agreed to pay such employees on reserve status for any given month,
as established in the collective bargaining agreement, or if none exists in the employer’s policies. Each employer of an employee described in clause (i) shall maintain on file with the Secretary (in accordance with regulations the Secretary may prescribe) the applicable monthly guarantee with respect to each category of employee to which such guarantee applies.’.
(b) Calculation of Leave for Airline Flight Crews- Section 102(a) of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. 2612(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘(5) CALCULATION OF LEAVE FOR AIRLINE FLIGHT CREWS- The Secretary may provide, by regulation, a method for calculating the leave described in paragraph (1) with respect to employees described in section 101(2)(D).’.
Passed the House of Representatives February 9, 2009.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,