Family And Medical Leave Act

On account of certain medical issues or other family circumstances, an employee may need to take an extended leave of absence. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers protections to employees who need to leave their job under certain circumstances.

The FMLA was developed to give employees the flexibility to take a leave of absence to resolve serious family matters or attend to medical issues and still return to their job. Under certain circumstances, an employee is eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under federal law or 13 weeks under Rhode Island state law. Typically, your job is protected whether you are dealing with childbirth, adoption or a serious physical or mental health condition affecting you, your spouse, your child or other close relatives. To be eligible for FMLA leave, you must meet certain requirements. When you return, your employer cannot discriminate or retaliate against you for exercising your right to an FMLA leave. If your employer has violated the FMLA, it is important that you schedule a consultation with an attorney at the office of Formisano & Company as soon as possible. Our attorneys will carefully investigate your situation to determine your FMLA eligibility and your employer's legal responsibilities.

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