Family Medical Leave Act Lawyers in Florida
Serving Palm Beach County, Broward County & Miami-Dade County
Have your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) been violated by your employer? At the Law Offices of Nolan Klein, we have extensive experience representing employees who have suffered mistreatment from their employers as well as employers who themselves are facing invalid claims from current or former employees.
If you have been denied leave or have suffered retaliation due to having taken leave under FMLA, you should take action by consulting with one of our employment lawyers as soon as possible. Likewise, employers who have been notified that an employee intends to litigate a dispute concerning an FMLA matter should seek legal assistance immediately to protect their company from an invalid, unnecessary, or overreaching claim.
Our firm is committed to protecting and preserving your legal rights as an employee or employer as they pertain to the FMLA.
Your Rights under FMLA
Employees covered by FMLA are entitled to leave for specific family- and medical-related reasons. Although this leave is unpaid, the employee’s job must remain protected and they are still entitled to receive the group health coverage that comes with their employment.
Under the FMLA, employees are entitled to 12 weeks of leave every year for the following:
- Childbirth and care of your newborn
- The adoption or fostering of a child and its initial care
- The care of your spouse, child, or parent who has a serious medical condition
- Your own serious medical condition
- Any matter related to a spouse, child, or parent who is on covered active military duty for 26 weeks, such as to care for such an active military relative who has a serious illness or injury
Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be required to submit various documents and forms which should be provided by your employer. These forms will qualify you for the protections of the FMLA. An experienced employment lawyer can help you with the proper paperwork.
Employers are within their rights to deny leave under certain circumstances, such as an employee trying to take leave for an unqualified reason. If you are facing a lawsuit from an employee after denying their request for leave, our attorneys can help you defend against their claims and protect your company’s interests.
Does the Law Apply to You?
Although millions of employees are eligible for FMLA leave, not all will be. A determining factor for whether or not a request for leave is valid may come down to whether or not the employee is eligible and works for an eligible employer.
Some of the qualifications for eligibility include:
- Having worked for your employer for at least 12 months
- Your employer has at least 50 employees working within a 75-mile range
- You have logged in a minimum of 1,250 hours of work in the last year
If you believe your rights have been violated under this law, or that an employee is attempting to improperly accuse your company of wrongdoing, we urge you to turn to the Law Offices of Nolan Klein for the aggressive and dedicated legal help you need to seek justice.
Our Florida Family Medical Leave Act lawyers are available at (877) 745-0090 to discuss your case.
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