Taking job-protected leave to deal with a serious illness or welcome a new child to the family is essential to workers all across New York. Unfortunately, there are people who qualify for this leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act but are afraid or unsure of...
Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Don’t face unexpected employment issues alone
You might not expect to suffer a serious injury or expand your family this year. You might not expect that you will need to take time away from work to address these matters. Therefore, you probably won't expect that you'll have to navigate the complex legalities of...
4 possible FMLA violations employees need to watch out for
Employees covered by the Family Medical Leave Act have the right to take leave for certain reasons and without the fear of losing their job. This leave is critical to people who must take time away from work to deal with a medical issue, help a sick loved one or...
Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act, otherwise known as the FMLA, exists to allow employees up to twelve weeks a year of (unpaid) time off to provide temporary care for loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. Upon returning to work, the employee is required to...
Ending family-responsibility discrimination
Families in general, and primary caretakers in particular, are constantly searching for the best way to "have it all." The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) makes a valid attempt to protect the rights of those families looking for the ideal work-life balance. The...
Does my condition qualify me for FMLA leave?
If you are asking yourself the question posed in this headline, you are probably already struggling with a health condition that has the potential to seriously upset your ability to do your job. Perhaps it has already started to affect your attendance or performance....
Is My Job Protected While I am Out of Work on a Medical Leave of Absence?
If you suffer from a disability or serious health condition that requires you to take time off work, a few different laws may protect your job during your medical leave of absence. Your job may be protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or federal,...
3 examples of FMLA violations to watch out for
If you need to take time away from your job to have a child or care for yourself or a loved one with a medical condition, you likely want to do so with an understanding of what protections you have in place. Will you have a job when you return? How much time will you...
FMLA and an employee’s dismissal
Enacted in 1993, the Family Medical Leave Act provides employees with job security protection in the event that he or she has a qualifying family and/or medical reason that, under FMLA, warrants a leave. During a 12-month period, employees with qualifying...
While illegal, many employers continue to discriminate against pregnant employees
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects female employees from suffering workplace discrimination based on their "pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions." These protections extend to activities related to hiring, job assignments, health insurance and...
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