Wyoming Leave of Absence (FMLA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Wyoming Leave of Absence (FMLA): What you need to know

Some states have comprehensive laws that require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness, but Wyoming does not have such a law. However, Wyoming employers with 50 or more employees are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Additional information is available.
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The Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex, including pregnancy (WY Stat. Sec. 27-9-101et seq.). As a general rule, employers should offer employees with pregnancy-related disabilities the same leave privileges as are offered employees with other types of temporary disabilities. The Act covers all public employers and private employers with two or more employees. Of course, employers in Wyoming, as in all states, are bound by the requirements of the federal Pregnancy Disability Act to treat pregnancy-related disabilities the same way that all other temporary disabilities are treated.
State law provides that a victim of or witness to a crime who responds to a subpoena in a criminal case during working hours may not "suffer any change in terms of employment solely because of the act of responding to a subpoena." The law applies to all employers, regardless of size. A "victim" is an individual who has suffered direct or threatened physical, emotional, or financial harm as the result of a criminal act. A victim for purposes of this law also includes a family member of a victim who is a minor or an incompetent and a surviving family member of a homicide victim. There is no notice requirement for leave; however, law ...

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