Woodland Hills FMLA Attorneys
Experienced Counsel from the Law Office of Payab & Associates
California's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives many California workers certain entitlements when suddenly faced with circumstances that prevent them from working. For businesses, it is critical to comply with the FMLA to avoid damaging legal entanglements. For employees, it is also possible to fight back against employers who refuse to provide the leave the FMLA guarantees.
No matter which side of an FMLA issue you may be on, the Law Office of Payab & Associates is ready to assist you. We have more than two decades of combined experience in the California employment law arena and know what it takes to protect and assert our clients' interests. If you are a business interested in FMLA compliance or a wronged employee that needs their FMLA rights spoken for, our Woodland Hills FMLA lawyers are prepared to help you assess your options.
Call our firm at (818) 918-5522 today. We're ready to help you navigate your FMLA issue.
What Does FMLA Provide?
The Family and Medical Leave Act was put in place to protect employees who suddenly face challenging circumstances from losing their jobs. FMLA provides these employees with 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period. During this leave, employers cannot fire the employee for their lack of attendance in the workplace. Workers become eligible for FMLA protection when they've worked for an employer for at least one year and worked at least 1,250 hours during that previous year.
Under FMLA, employees can take leave when:
- They give birth and must take care of a new child.
- They adopt a child.
- They have a serious health issue.
- They must care for a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health issue.
Who Must Comply with FMLA
Not every employer in California must provide FMLA leave benefits to their employees-- some consideration is made to smaller companies who may not have the infrastructure in place to grant significant leave. The only businesses that are mandated to provide FMLA leave are those that employ 50 or more people who live within a 75-mile radius of the workplace. If a company does not meet these requirements, they do not have to provide FMLA leave.
Do not face your critical FMLA issue without an experienced advocate by your side. Contact our firm today to request a confidential case evaluation.