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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Archives

Does the 12-week period of leave under FMLA renew every year?

The United States lags behind much of the developed world when it comes to letting employees take leave from work for personal illness or family emergencies. Many countries require some paid leave when personal health or family emergencies require it.

Supreme Court to consider the allowable duration of ADA leave

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers are given the right to take a leave from work. However, the exact duration of the leave is not specified in the act, and there is disagreement on the issue in different appellate courts across the country. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to make a definitive ruling on this issue.

Can I take FMLA leave?

Taking time away from work for personal days or vacations is something everyone needs from time to time. However, there are times when time away from work is not something you do for pleasure or simply because you can. There are some cases when you need time off to manage extenuating family or medical circumstances.

Could Texas employers violate the FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act helps many workers take the time they need away from work in order to attend to medical issues. While the FMLA offers protective benefits, some Texas employees may find themselves being retaliated against for taking advantage of their rights under this leave. Unfortunately, some people could even face wrongful termination.

FMLA violations, discrimination can negatively impact workers

The Family and Medical Leave Act offers many benefits to employees who may need extended time away from work. Under the FMLA, employers have a duty to inform workers of their rights to take leave and allow them to take that leave when stipulations are met. However, some individuals may suffer due to having their rights under this act violated.

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