Family & Medical Leave Act

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees of covered employers to take up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid leave for specified family and medical purposes.

Covered employers must deal with many issues in administering the FMLA, including:

  • Notifying employees of their FMLA rights
  • Including FMLA policies in any written employee handbooks or manuals
  • Carefully crafting attendance policies to protect FMLA rights yet still be effective against unjustified absenteeism
  • Determining whether employees qualify for leave
  • Notifying employees when absences are being counted as FMLA leave
  • Handling the return of employees to work following FMLA leave
  • Avoiding discrimination against employees for using FMLA leave

How We Can Help

The attorneys of Harris Dowell Fisher & Harris, L.C., assist clients with a full range of FMLA matters, including preparation of written FMLA and attendance policies, advice on dealing with employees who may qualify for FMLA leave, and defense of FMLA litigation.

Contact us to discuss how we may best assist you in this regard.

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