Do you have a disability or a serious medical condition? The Columbus FMLA Lawyers at The Friedmann Firm are very familiar with the Family Medical Leave Act and what it means for employees. The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year. FMLA leave is available to employees who work for the following types of public sector employers:
FMLA is available to private sector employers who meet the following requirements:
If you work for an employer who offers FMLA leave, you must still meet the following requirements as an employee:
What are the reasons an employee can take FMLA leave? You can take FMLA leave for the following reasons:
*Leave to care for a newborn child or newly placed adopted/foster child must conclude within the 12 month period after the birth or placement of such child.
If you and your spouse happen to be employed by the same employer, you may be limited to a combined 12 weeks of unpaid FMLA leave for the following reasons:
More information on the FMLA can be found on the Department of Labor’s website here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/1421.htm.
If you have questions about whether you qualify for FMLA leave, our Columbus disability attorneys can help you navigate these often confusing rules and regulations.