The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the federal law that requires employers to allow employees to take leave for certain reasons having to with medical issues or military deployments. The analogous state law in California is known as the California Family Rights Act, and its provisions are similar to those found in the FMLA. In addition to establishing leave for employees under certain circumstances, the law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under the FMLA. On the other hand, employees may attempt to claim FMLA leave for non-approved or fraudulent reasons. The lawyers of HKM Employment Attorneys represent both employers and employees in all aspects of employment law, including matters implicating the FMLA.
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The FMLA applies to employers who have more than 50 employees, and requires them to provide at least 12 weeks of unpaid leave with benefits for a 12 month period for the following reasons:
- Serious illness
- Complications related to pregnancy
- Caring for a newborn child
- Adopting or fostering a child
- To provide care for a member of your immediate family member who has serious health condition
The law protects employees both by requiring that employers provide leave, and also by requiring that employers return their employees to the same or similar positions upon returning from leave. Anyone who suspects that their rights under the FMLA have been denied should consult with one of the lawyers of HKM Employment Attorneys as soon as possible.
We can help you determine whether you have a claim, and if so, file a claim on your behalf and represent you before in any administrative or judicial proceedings. We have almost 4 decades of combined experience, and represent both employers and employees in a wide range of employment law matters. We are available to provide legal counsel on internal policies and procedures to ensure FMLA compliance, as well as to represent employers and employees involved in FMLA disputes.
Contact a Los Angeles employment law attorney today to obtain legal advice and representation in FMLA or any other employment law-related matter.