Understanding Your Right To Take Leave For Family Matters
Freedman Law, LLC, has extensive experience litigating the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”). FMLA entitles eligible employees to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for childbirth and serious health conditions. The law protects an employee’s job when they need leave. At the conclusion of the leave, employees are generally entitled to be returned to the same or “equivalent” job.
Employers cannot interfere with an employee’s right to take FMLA nor retaliate against employees who take advantage of the law. It is a violation of federal law to do so. Violations of FMLA can create serious liability for companies, including the threat of liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees. Our firm is highly experienced in this area.
Employers: We Can Help You Comply With The Law
Additionally, we help employers comply with the many notice requirements mandated by the FMLA law. The Department of Labor requires that employers provide specific notices to employees regarding their FMLA eligibility and the designation of leave under the law. Most often companies violate FMLA unwittingly as they grow past the 50-employee threshold (FMLA only applies to businesses with 50 or more employees within a certain 75-mile radius). Freedman Law, LLC, makes sure its clients avoid this common pitfall and comply with all relevant law.