When family issues arise, or your health is at stake, you are protected as an employee under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The FMLA was designed with the intention of helping employees balance work and family responsibilities in times of change or distress.
Under the FMLA, once an employee has worked at least 1,250 hours for an employer, they are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid time off per year for family and medical reasons. These reasons include:
As an employer, you must comply with the rules set down by the FMLA, but only if you meet certain requirements. Employers who are covered under the FMLA include:
Our attorneys handle any disputes that arise between employees and employers, and make sure an employee’s rights are being met, as is required by the FMLA. You may get in touch with any of our attorneys if your employers have:
Additionally, your rights may be violated after taking unpaid time off. In cases like these, our attorneys can navigate requirements under law, and ensure you are brought back to your job with no change to agreed payment and benefits. Consider contacting one of our attorneys if:
Our attorneys handle cases involving the FMLA, as well as other employee-related suits throughout the state of Illinois. Primarily, we are based in Central Illinois, out of Peoria, Eureka, Champaign, Bloomington-Normal, Pekin, Springfield, Rock Island and the surrounding areas. Contact Benassi & Benassi today. We are dedicated to resolving your legal disputes and ensuring you can live your life happy and healthy.