What Benefits Can I Receive Under the FMLA in New York City?

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Many employers in New York State supply their employers with medical leave time under the federal Family Medical Leave Act. However, there are instances where employers violate their employees’ rights. If you believe you are in this unfortunate situation, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced New York City FMLA lawyer to discuss your options.

What is the FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides specific employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for family or medical issues that may arise. It is important to recognize that not every employee is eligible to receive these benefits under the Family Medical Leave Act. To qualify, you must work for an employer that has at least 50 employees that work within a 75-mile radius from the place of employment. You must also have logged more than 1,250 hours in the last 12 months at your current place of employment. If you meet these standards, you should be able to obtain these benefits under FMLA, allowing you to take medical leave or care for a loved one (like a newborn, relative, or newly adopted child). If you have further questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled New York employment lawyer.

What benefits can I obtain under the FMLA?

In the event that you do qualify for FMLA, you may be suitable to receive several benefits. The FMLA permits employees to acquire up to 12 weeks of medical leave with the guarantee that they can return to their job or a substantially similar job within the company upon their return. With that being said, your employer is not mandated to pay you during this time, although, there are some circumstances where employers do provide this benefit.

If your employer has wrongfully denied your FMLA benefits, or you are currently facing a disparity concerning your FMLA benefits, it is in your best interest to hire a qualified attorney with substantial experience handling employment litigation matters. Our firm is equipped with the knowledge required to walk you through each step of the way.


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