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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Archives

Is federal paid parental leave in the offing?

President Donald Trump is proposing to spend $19 billion on paid parental leave over the next decade. While opposition by both sides of the aisle would suggest alliances in a time of great division, the disagreements are taking two forms. Republicans think that it goes too far while Democrats believe that it doesn't go far enough.

Did your employer terminate you for taking FMLA leave?

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") is available to eligible employees who need to be absent from work due to their chronic or serious health condition or that of a close relative, the birth of a child or any medical condition that requires an absence of three consecutive days or more from work. Under the FMLA, an eligible employee may take up to 12 weeks leave per year. An employee must who has been on FMLA leave must generally be returned to the same or substantially similar job following FMLA leave.

Pregnant? Don't forget about FMLA leave

The birth of a child is one of the most exciting, frightening and joyous times in the lives of many Texas residents. Most working parents want to take as much time as they can after their children are born to be with them in the first weeks of their lives. Under FMLA, those parents could get their wish. 

Family Medical Leave Act violations should not go overlooked

Having medical issues can make it difficult for individuals to work. However, numerous Texas residents attempt to work through their suffering in order to hold down steady employment. While doing so, they may need time away from work in order to address their medical concerns, and in many cases, certain absences are covered under the federal Family Medical Leave Act. 

Family Medical Leave Act violations may mean Texas legal action

For individuals who suffer from serious medical issues, the worry of losing their job may be a significant concern. However, the federal Family Medical Leave Act protects workers under certain conditions when they need time away from work to attend to health issues. Unfortunately, some individuals may find the rights protected under this act being violated and losing their jobs as a result.

FMLA violations could affect Texas workers

When employees suffer from medical conditions, they may need time away from work. Certain absences may qualify for coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. This federal law requires employers to provide unpaid leave for such qualifying instances and protect workers from losing their jobs due to such leave. However, there may be instances in which employers violate this act. There is no corresponding state FMLA law in Texas.

The Family Medical Leave Act an essential aspect of employment

Balancing work and home life can be a tricky business, and while at times it might be quite easy to handle, incidents can and do arise in which workers suddenly find themselves unable to fully commit to both. The Family Medical Leave Act is often essential in such situations when Texas employees need to step away from work for an extended period of time. However, there are minimum requirements that must be met in order for a worker to qualify for FMLA.

Employers are responsible for providing information on FMLA

The fact is that life is unpredictable. Couples have children, people are seriously injured in accidents and serious illnesses can happen without warning. Fortunately, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for Texas workers to take a certain amount of unpaid leave.

Dealing with employment contracts from inception to litigation

Many positions held in small businesses here in Texas and elsewhere require agreements between employer and employee. These employment contracts can contain any number of provisions that need to be negotiated. Along with the issues of pay, vacation and other incentives, the parties will also need to include provisions that will govern how the parties will proceed in the event that a dispute arises between the parties.

Man sues former employer for FMLA violations among other claims

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows qualified employees to take a certain amount of unpaid leave for a variety of reasons specified in the federal law. The provisions of the FMLA are designed to give employees here in Texas and across the country the peace of mind that they will not lose their jobs if they have to be out of work for an extended period for a qualifying event. If an employer violates the act and wrongfully terminates a worker, a lawsuit might be appropriate.

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