Family and Medical Leave Lawyers Serving Austin
The FMLA Laws Offer Employees RightsThe Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provides qualified employees with the right to take up to twelve weeks of medical leave a year. This leave can be taken for a personal medical issue or to care for an immediate family members. This includes the birth or adoption of a child.
FMLA GuidelinesThe FMLA does not cover all employees. To be eligible for FMLA leave, an employee must have been employer with the employer for at least twelve months. Additionally, the employee must have work 1,250 hours within the last twelve months and the employer must have a total of 50 employees within 75 miles. In addition to the above covered employers, many public and government agencies must provide FMLA leave.
The 12 weeks of leave do not have to be taken all at the same time. An employee has the right to take intermittent leave. This means that an employee can use their twelve weeks of FMLA leave in small time blocks throughout the year.
Our Employment Attorneys Fight Against Employers Who Violate Employee FMLA RightsIf you are eligible for FMLA leave and have either been denied leave or retaliated against for taking leave, contact our FMLA lawyers today.