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Family Medical Leave

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees are allowed to leave work for 12 unpaid weeks during a 12 month period for a valid medical need. Employees that are considered eligible may use the FMLA leave act to give birth, adopt a child, care for a family member, or attend to themselves if they have a serious medical condition.

Family Medical Leave
Understanding FMLA Law

According to the U.S. Department of Labor employees are eligible for the FMLA if they:

employed at a company that has 50 or more people
have been employed with a company for at least 12 months
have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months
If employees do not meet the requirements listed above they may not be considered “eligible” under FMLA laws. Should you have questions about your eligibility for FMLA, we encourage you to seek counsel from our law firm by calling (855) 348-3615.

Understanding FMLA Law

In the United States, the Family and Medical Leave Act permits eligible employees to take up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work.

FMLA laws also state that:

employees can work on a less than full-time schedule and take FMLA intermittently
employee benefits are to be maintained and employees must pay for their portion of their benefits while on FMLA
employees have the right to return to the same position or an equivalent position, compensation, and benefits after taking Family and Medical Leave

Under FMLA law, employees that are eligible have rights that protect them from being denied Family and Medical Leave. Additionally, employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who take leave. This means that employers cannot fire, demote, reduce compensation, discipline, or revoke benefits when employees exercise their rights under the FMLA.

Filing a FMLA Claim Unfortunately, there are times when employees take Family and Medical Leave only to find that their employers are upset and retaliate. Employers that act in this manner are not only being unfair, but also violating federal and state laws. If you took FMLA and returned to a hostile work environment, you should set up a free consultation with our employment lawyers at Englett and Associates.

Our legal team knows that you may not know if your claim is valid. It is natural to have questions about labor laws and to wonder about the status of your claim. We will personally take the time to meet with you, listen as you fill us in on your side of the story, and then provide you with legal counsel. If you feel you have a valid claim, call us for a consultation and we will examine what legal options may be available to you.

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