FAMILY MEDICAL

LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

What is FMLA? 


The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that applies to employers who have 50 or more employees in their company. Under FMLA an employee can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within 12 months of the event. In addition, employees are also guaranteed their positions, pay, and benefits when they return to work. 

 


Who qualifies for FMLA? 

  • A parent after the birth of a child or adoption 

  • A health condition that obstructs job performance 

  • An employee who needs to care for a sick parent, child, or spouse 

  • Family of an injured individual due to active military duty

 


My employer does not want to grant FMLA


Although FMLA is a federal law, not all employers respect the law when it comes to their workers. This law is meant to give employees an opportunity to handle childbirth, adoption or any family circumstances that are crucial. 


If you identify with any of the qualifications under FMLA and are being denied your rights speak to an attorney at Lepera & Associates PC. They can help you bring a claim against the discriminating party and help you stand up for your rights under FMLA.