Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family Medical Leave Act allows eligible employees to take up to 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons, or for any “qualifying exigency” arising out of the fact that a covered military member is on active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty, in support of a contingency operation.  The FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to 26 workweeks of job-protected leave in a “single 12-month period” in order to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.

The FMLA prohibits an employer from interfering with or denying a qualifying employee  FMLA leave to which he or she is entitled.

An employer is prohibited from retaliating against a qualifying employee who exercises his or her rights afforded under the FMLA.

For more information on the FMLA, contact your New York City employment lawyer or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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