The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a Federal law that helps ensure that employees do not lose their jobs because they take medical leave for themselves or to care for an immediate family member. Primarily, the FMLA provides for leave if the employee is suffering from a serious health condition, must care for a family member with a serious health condition, has given birth to a newborn or must care for an adopted child. FMLA leave can also be taken on an intermittent basis.
Lebau & Neuworth employment lawyers have handled countless FMLA claims, so they know how to protect an employee’s rights under this law. While the Family and Medical Leave Act is very complex, Lebau & Neuworth has a through understanding of its protections through our years of experience.
Lebau & Neuworth employment attorneys guide the firm’s clients through the FMLA maze, assist in requesting and completing the necessary paperwork, and work with healthcare professions to ensure that FMLA leave is permitted. When necessary, we have vindicated the FMLA rights of employees by having leave granted, obtaining monetary awards and recovering attorney fees through litigation.