The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)…
- Ensures eligible employees are able to use up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Qualifying leave can be used all at once or in increments as short as a few hours at a time.
- Ensures eligible employees maintain insurance benefits.
- Ensures eligible employee who returns to work will be given his or her previous position or an equivalent job with the same salary, benefits and other conditions of employment.
To qualify for FMLA, an employee must have worked for his or her employer for at least 12 months, including at least 1,250 hours during the most recent 12 months. The law applies to workers at all government agencies as well as private companies with 50 or more employees within 75 miles.
A great resource to determine if your FMLA rights have been violated is the U.S. Department of Labor’s FMLA web page at http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-fmla.htm. Call our law firm at 404.590.2452 for a no-obligation consultation if you are being treated unfairly.