The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants certain employees job-protected leave for up to 12 weeks. During this time, the employer’s health benefits must be maintained. When the employee returns to the workplace after their leave, they must be restored to the same, or a similar job in the organization. In 2008, the FMLA was amended to include some forms of military leave.
However, it is important to note that not all employers are required to provide FMLA leave, and not all employees are eligible for FMLA protection. In general, FMLA is applicable to employers in the public and private sectors, that employ 50 or more employees.
For many, employees request for FMLA leave under the following circumstances:
• Birth and care of a newborn child
• Care for an adopted or fostered child
• Care for an immediate family member with a covered health condition
• Care for an injured service member in the immediate family
• The employee’s own covered health condition
Our Labor & Employment attorneys have worked with clients in various industries regarding FMLA compliance.
To speak to an attorney regarding FMLA compliance, please call us at the Law Offices of Pullano & Farrow, at 585-730-4773.