Family and Medical Leave Act
Are you an employee or a military member whose rights to take time off work under the Family and Medical Leave Act have been violated, either through denial of leave by your employer or retaliation against you for taking it?
Are you an employer defending against an employee claim that FMLA protections were not provided or needing guidance on how to proceed lawfully under the FMLA?
Our skilled employment lawyers at The Morales Firm, P.C., in San Antonio represent employers and employees with defenses and prosecution of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues. We bring more than 70 years of combined experience, and a tradition of attentive personal service to the protection of your rights.
San Antonio FMLA Attorneys Representing Employers And Employees With Family And Medical Leave Act Issues
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act covers workers employed by a business with 50 or more employees. Under FMLA, employees may receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid vacation per calendar year and under some military-related circumstances up to 26 weeks of leave.
In order to qualify for FMLA protected leave, a worker must have been employed for at least one year and worked for a minimum of 1,250 hours.
While an employee is on approved leave, the employee’s health, dental and vision benefits must be maintained. He or she may be required to use paid, sick or vacation leave during the time off the job. When the employee returns to work, the employer must provide the same or a similar position that the employee held before the leave was taken.
An employer is not allowed to retaliate against an employee for taking protected leave. If this has happened, or if an employer needs a vigorous defense of its FMLA practices and processes after an employee’s complaint, contact The Morales Firm, P.C., for an initial consultation.