The Family & Medical Leave Act was designed to protect the jobs of eligible employees during difficult emotional times caused by their own serious health condition or that of a loved one. When you’re dealing with a grave situation, the last thing you need (or want) to worry about is your job security. While the […]
Simple Steps to Filing for FMLA Leave
If you are a covered employee under a business that meets the requirements for the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and you or your immediate family member has a “serious health condition” you should understand the procedures behind filing for FMLA leave. Of course, FMLA-Qualifying leave may also be available to you for leave […]
Do You Get Paid When on FMLA Leave?
In 1993 the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in large part to ensure those who need their jobs most would not lose them when they needed to take care of themselves or their family. This protection was put in place for employment purposes but what does it mean in regards to salary […]
When Can You Take FMLA Leave?
The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides peace of mind for those who are covered that they can take time away from work to care for themselves, or an immediate family member, for up to 12 weeks and have a job upon their return. But it doesn’t cover every situation. The law is very […]
Are You Qualified for FMLA Leave?
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, brought about a large change in the workplace as it afforded protected individuals with the right to care for themselves or an immediate relative for up to 12 months without risk of losing their job. While this was a great step for employees, not everyone is qualified […]
5 Common FMLA Violations & Mistakes Employers Make
What are some common FMLA violations by employers? Were you denied leave or disciplined for FMLA absences? Eligible employees have a right to take leave for qualifying medical conditions or family circumstances as outlined by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To qualify for FMLA leave, an employee must meet the following basic eligibility […]
The Latest Debate: Raising FMLA Maternity Leave Standards in US
The United States is the only industrialized country without paid maternity leave for new mothers. There is no federal mandate providing paid FMLA maternity leave to working mothers caring for newborns in America. This puts new mothers in an incredibly tough situation, especially when they are the primary income earner or “head of household”. A […]
Department of Labor Increased FMLA Enforcement to Come
Some victims of FMLA violations just want their jobs back. The Department of Labor has taken an offensive stance to combat Family Medical Leave Act violations. in addition to having the right to file a private lawsuit to challenge violations of the FMLA, employees have more leverage to seek and negotiate for relief in addition […]
4 things to do at work before an upcoming surgery
Your surgery may qualify under Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Are you about to go through with an upcoming surgery? Then now is the time to get up to speed on your employee rights regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It’s important that both the employee and employer are communicating about the […]
Three important things to know before you take family medical leave
Do you qualify for employment leave under FMLA? Some employees are guaranteed the right to take leave under The Family and Medical Leave Act(FMLA). FMLA protects qualified employees who want to take time off to care for family members or handle a serious medical condition that they or an immediate family member face. Are you […]