Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) entitles certain employees to a total of twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave from work. The FMLA also requires an employer to restore an employee returning from FMLA leave to his or her prior position.
According to the FMLA guidelines, eligible employees are entitled to leave for the following:
- Birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth
- Placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement
- Care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition
- Serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job
- Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;”
- Twenty-six work weeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
If you would like to discuss your FMLA issue with us, please either fill out the consultation form on our site or call our office at 614-372-8890.