Family and Medical Leave Act

THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

The Samole Law Firm is experienced and knowledgeable regarding The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We regularly represent employee claimants, as well as employers, with FMLA claims and issues. We know and understand the requirements for FMLA compliance, and we are available to provide information and review employee and employer rights and obligations under the FMLA.  We regularly represent clients in FMLA litigation, and we assist clients with FMLA issues and other matters involving employment law.

The following link to the FMLA fact sheet distributed by the United States Department of Labor provides the relevant FMLA requirements and information: Fact Sheet #28: The Family  and Medical Leave Act

Sample Approval of an FMLA Request:

XYZ Corporation 1234 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida

Date:   February 16, 2019

To:      Jane Doe, 678 E. 12th St,, Hialeah, Florida

From:   Joseph Washington, Human Resources Director

Subject: Family/Medical Leave

On February 1, 2019, you notified us of your need to take Family/Medical leave due to:

X the birth of a child, or the placement of a child for adoption or foster care; or

a serious health condition that you need care for; or

a serious health condition affecting your spouse, child, parent, for which you are needed to provide care.

You notified us that you need this leave beginning on April 30, 2019 and that you were unsure of your return at this time.

You have a right under FMLA for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the reason(s) listed above.

YOUR FMLA LEAVE WILL RUN FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE (12) WEEKS BEGINNING APRIL 30, 2019 THROUGH JULY 23, 2019, IF REQUIRED BY YOUR CONDITION.

. . .  This is to inform you that you are eligible for leave under the FMLA, and the leave will be counted against your annual FMLA entitlement.

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