Posts Categorized: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

I’ve Almost Used Up My 12 Weeks of FMLA Leave. If I Ask My Employer For More Leave, Do I Risk Getting Fired

Illness happens to nearly all of us – or to our spouses, children, or parents – over the course of our working lives. Further, some conditions like cancer, heart disease and depression are recurring and necessitate a series of temporary medical leaves. Fortunately, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”) requires businesses that… Read more »

How Much Time Do I Have To File My Employment Claim?

Like all legal claims, claims against your employer are time-barred, or prohibited, beyond a certain amount of time that is set by statute (commonly referred to as the “statute of limitations”). This raises a couple of very important questions: First, how long is the statute of limitations for employment claims? Or in other words, how… Read more »

Taking Medical Leave: What To Remember Before, During and After

Try as we might to keep healthy, many of us unfortunately will experience a serious medical issue at some point in our working lives.  Such issues may even necessitate taking a leave of absence from your job, via federal or state Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, and/or via your employer’s internal personal or… Read more »

3 Big Mistakes to Avoid When It Comes to FMLA Leave

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants qualifying workers twelve weeks of unpaid leave for childbirth/newborn childcare; for a worker’s own serious health condition; or for the care of a worker’s immediate family member with a serious health condition. The FMLA’s most powerful aspect is that it grants workers job protection, making it… Read more »