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When can an employee use FMLA?

January 16, 2019 at 2:40 pm

To take FMLA leave, an employee must work for a covered employer, be an eligible employee, and be using the leave for a covered reason.

An employer is a covered employer if they have 50 or more employees.

An employee is an eligible employee if they have worked for the employer for at least 12 months in the last seven years, worked at least 1,250 hours for the employer during the 12-month period immediately before the leave, and work at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within 75 miles.

The following are covered reasons for leave under FMLA:

  • The birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
  • The placement of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for that child within one year of placement;
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of their job;
  • Any qualifying exigency because the employee’s spouse, child, or parent is a military member on active duty.

Under FMLA, a covered employer could conceivably have no eligible employees. Similarly, an employee who works for a covered employer and has a serious health condition could not be an eligible employee because, for example, they don’t work at a worksite with 50 or more employees within 75 miles.

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9-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course set at Georgetown Church of Christ beginning Feb. 3

January 15, 2019 at 1:23 pm

By Mark A. Stevens
Chief Marketing Officer

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! But you can beat debt.

To that end, the Georgetown Church of Christ will host the nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course beginning Sunday, Feb. 3.

The class facilitator is Tony Jordan, a longtime Georgetown businessman and a member of the church. He has facilitated classes over the past several years. Ramsey leads each session via live video.

“Money and debt can be one of the most stressful aspects of even the best marriage,” Jordan says, “and this course will help couples get their finances under control. Through the course, I’m able to share details on how to set up a household budget and, more importantly, how to stick to it. We talk about money management and how to save for emergencies. We talk about money pitfalls to avoid. We talk about insurance, car payments and all the necessary needs of a family and how best to work them into your budget.

“In short, over the nine-week course, we help participants take control of their finances.”

Course participation is limited and does require advance registration by clicking here: Register Here.

Cost for the course is $109, which includes all nine sessions, member workbook for all nine lessons, a subscription to EveryDollar Plus, the course’s premium budgeting tool, and access to a new Dave Ramsey follow-up course, The Legacy Journey. (The cost is for a couple.)

Here’s a look at the nine-week course and planned topics:

1. Super Saving, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.
2. Relating With Money, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.
3. Cash Flow Planning, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.
4. Dumping Debt, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.
5. Buyer Beware, March 3 at 3 p.m.
6. The Role of Insurance, March 10 at 3 p.m.
7. Retirement and College Planning, March 17 at 3 p.m.
8. Real Estate and Mortgages, March 24 at 3 p.m.
9. The Great Misunderstanding, March 31 at 3 p.m.

Jordan is a retired Allstate Insurance business owner and now serves as president of Strovis Holdings, the company he formed in Georgetown in 1998.

“Ramsey’s books and broadcasts advocate a fiscally disciplined approach to personal and household finances,” Jordan says, “and his lessons are taught from a Christian perspective. “We talk about finances in a family-friendly, safe environment. Attendees do not divulge any personal financial information. This is about helping you take control of your finances.

“We are excited about supporting the 2019 financial Peace Class again at the Church of Christ in Georgetown. All are welcome to be a part of these lessons about managing our money that God has blessed us with.”

Those who have questions about the course may call Jordan at 843-240-9370.

To learn more about Ramsey and the nine-week course, watch this short inspiring video at

Georgetown Church of Christ is located at 1786 Seitter St. (Highway 701), one mile north of Georgetown beside Kensington Elementary School.

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