The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) outlines that the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible, covered employees for the following reasons:
1) Birth and care of the eligible employee’s child, or placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employee
2) Care of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent) who has a serious health condition
3) Care of the employee’s own serious health condition
⇒ Worked at a work site within 75 miles of the employer
⇒ Worked at least a total of 12 months for the employer
⇒ Worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months immediately before the date FMLA leave began.
The FMLA requires employers to restore employees who return from FMLA leave to the same or equivalent position with pay, benefits, and responsibilities similar to the level that existed when leave began.
The Department of Labor also provides information on FMLA and includes updated announcements from the Wage and Hour Division.
At Spielberger Law Group, our focus is to hold employers accountable for violating employee rights. We understand you may be overwhelmed as to what your rights are, how to best protect them, and what your next move should be. We highly recommend you contact your employer’s human resources department before taking legal action regarding your FMLA claim. If you continue to experience issues at work, please contact Spielberger Law Group at 1(800)-965-1570 as soon as possible.
The above is intended as a general guide to better understand potential claims against employers with respect to FMLA. Your claims may be time sensitive and we encourage you to complete our free case evaluation request to increase the chance of meeting deadlines for filing your claim. Employment attorneys at Spielberger Law Group are passionate about employment law and are true advocates of employees whose rights have been violated.
Once you’ve completed our free case evaluation form, an employment lawyer licensed to practice employment law in your state will review your statements and you will be contacted by our firm after determining whether you have claims to pursue. Do not miss your opportunity to bring justice to your workplace, contact us today for the chance to receive the best recovery possible.