Our lawyers are experienced the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and New Jersey Family Leave Act. We can assist you in determining the amount of leave that you are entitled and whether you have suffered retaliation or interference with your rights under the FMLA.
The FMLA grants eligible employees up to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for personal illness or illness of a family member. The FMLA is administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor and applies to all public agencies including state, local and federal employers and private employers who have 50 or more employees during 20 weeks of the year and who are engaged in commerce or an activity affecting commerce. As you can understand, this means that most large private employers do fall under provisions of the FMLA.
One of the main points of the FMLA is that upon returning from approved FMLA leave, an employee must be restored to his or her original job or to an equivalent job with equivalent pay and benefits. If you have returned from FMLA to find that your job either no longer exists or you do not have a similar replacement job, or that you have been sizably downgraded, contact us to discuss what steps you can take to being placed back into your employment situation prior to taking FMLA leave.
We have extensive experience regarding your rights pursuant to the FMLA. Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation regarding your rights.