Advocating For Proper FMLA Consideration
Unexpected events happen to everyone. Life is full of obstacles and challenges that can arise at any given moment. Sometimes, these important scenarios require you to miss work. At The Wolcott Law Firm LLC, we know that your family, health and career are all important to you. We work hard to ensure that your employer properly abides by laws and guidelines when granting you time away from work to deal with personal issues.
Making Time For What Matters Most
The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, was created to offer employees time off for life events that require extensive time away from work.
As an employee, you are entitled to leave under FMLA if you meet the following FMLA qualifications:
- You have been employed by your current employer for at least 12 months.
- Your employer has a minimum of 50 employees within a 75 mile radius of your work site.
- You have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours over the past 12 months.
- You have a qualifying life event.
Events such as the birth or adoption of a child, recovering from a serious medical incident, caring for a seriously ill family member or dealing with the demands of the military deployment of a family member are all covered under FMLA.
Employees who started their current job through a temp service may qualify for FMLA. Hours worked under the temp service count towards your minimum hours if completed in the past year.
Understanding Procedures and Guidelines
You should provide notice to your employer as soon as possible. If possible, employees should provide their employer with a notice 30 days prior to leave. Some circumstances, such as a medical incident, are unexpected. In these instances, you should request leave as soon as you are able.
FMLA leave can be utilized in one continuous stint or intermittently based on your particular situation. When you return to work, your company typically has an obligation to allow you to obtain the same position and compensate you with the same pay, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment you had prior to taking leave. If you have questions or believe your employer is violating your rights, contact a lawyer to assist you within 1 to 2 business days from the date of the incapacitation of you or your loved one.
Fighting For Your Career, Health And Family
Don’t let uninformed employers violate your employee rights. Attorney Christopher Wolcott has extensive experience litigating cases for employees who have had their FMLA rights violated. If your employer is retaliating against you for exercising your FMLA rights, contact us immediately. Call our Indianapolis office at 317-983-6425 to set up a $10 initial consultation. We serve clients throughout Marion and Hamilton counties in Indiana.