Law Office of Jason A. Nordsell
Law Office of Jason A. Nordsell

Sick Leave / FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers with 50 or more employees to give up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees that have been employed for more than one year for the following reasons: 

  1. birth/care of a newborn child;
  2. adoption of a child;
  3. caring for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition; and
  4. the employee's serious health condition that prevents them from working.

A "serious health condition" means an injury, illness or condition (physical or mental) that involves inpatient care or continuing treatment by a healthcare provider.

 

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST FILL OUT ALL REQUIRED PAPERWORK TO BE ELIGIBLE, AND CONTINUE TO PROVIDE IT TO YOUR EMPLOYER AS THEY REQUEST IT.  TALK TO YOUR HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT FOR GUIDELINES AND FORMS.

 

At the end of your approved FMLA leave, your employer is required  to reinstate you to your position with the same pay and benefits.  If your employer has refused to grant FMLA leave, retaliated against you for taking FMLA leave, or refused to give you the same job, wages, and benefits after you return from FMLA leave, contact us.  If you have been wrongly denied your rights under FMLA, your employer will have to pay your attorney fees and costs in bringing a lawsuit.

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