Florida Family & Medical Leave Attorneys
The issues surrounding whether the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies in a particular employment situation can be technical, and the attorneys of Richard D. Tuschman, P.A. have helped countless people understand their rights and protections. Call us for a free consultation to discuss your unique case.
Who is Eligible for FMLA Leave?
FMLA permits certain eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work during a 12-month period of time to address various medical and child care related matters. To be eligible for FMLA benefits, an employee must:
- be employed for at least 12 months;
- work at least 1,250 hours in the 12 months before the leave; and
- work for an employer with at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius
An eligible employee may take FMLA leave for one or more of the following reasons:
- birth and care of a newborn child;
- placement of an adopted or foster child with the employee;
- to care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition;
- to care for the employee’s own serious health condition; or
- issues arising from an employee’s spouse, child, or parent on active duty the National Guard or Reserves
To care for a spouse, child, parent, or next of kin in the Armed Forces, with a serious injury or illness such employees may take up to a total of 26 weeks of leave.
Guidance for Employers on FMLA Compliance
We recommend that before denying or terminating an employee who engaged in a protected activity such as FMLA, employers first consult with Richard D. Tuschman, P.A. to make sure they are not violating any laws. We work with employers who need assistance with:
- Defending against an FMLA claim
- Documenting company policies about family and medical leave
- Training managers and supervisors regarding employees’ rights to take leave
We Represent Employees & Employers
The FMLA can be complicated. The attorneys of Richard D. Tuschman, P.A. have decades of experience in navigating both employees and employers through the complexities and providing firm, persuasive representation in all courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels.