There are many reasons that employees need to be absent from work for an extended period of time. A health emergency or chronic condition for the employee or a family member, the addition of a baby, or the need to care for an ill or disabled relative are all reasons why an individual might need time off the job.
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. This leave provides for the continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Importantly, the FMLA also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under the FMLA.
If you have questions about the FMLA, we can help. Tell us your story and we can help you ensure that you have received the benefits under FMLA guidelines to which you are entitled by law.