FMLA Lawyers

Our FMLA Lawyers Protect Employees

At Georgia Wage Lawyers, we are dedicated to protecting employees against retaliation and violations.

In life, unexpected circumstances can arise that require employees to take time off from work. This is done to address personal or family needs, such as caring for a sick family member or welcoming a new child into the family. However, despite the protections provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), violations can arise. Some employers may unlawfully retaliate against employees who exercise their rights or deny their FMLA rights altogether. At Georgia Wage Lawyers, we are dedicated to protecting employees against retaliation and violations. With our experienced legal team by your side, you can trust that your FMLA rights will be upheld. Speak with our team of FMLA attorneys for a free consultation today.

What Is The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

The FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid time off from work for personal and family matters, including medical needs. We assist clients in understanding FMLA criteria, the duration of leave allowed, and the protections afforded to them during their absence from work.

Additionally, events that are covered under FMLA leave include:

  • Childbirth and childcare, adoption or foster care placement,
  • Caring for a family member with a serious medical condition,
  • Addressing personal health issues.
  • Certain situations related to a family member’s active military service.

How To Determine Your FMLA Eligibility

At Georgia Wage Lawyers, we are committed to safeguarding the rights of employees under the FMLA. Therefore, ensuring that employers comply with its provisions. It’s important to understand the eligibility requirements for FMLA.

Eligible Employers

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), certain employers are required to provide eligible employees with job-protected leave for qualifying family and medical reasons. Eligible employers include private-sector employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of where the employee worked, as well as public agencies, including local, state, and federal government agencies, regardless of the number of employees.

Eligible Employees

In addition, to be eligible for FMLA leave, employees must meet specific criteria outlined by the FMLA. Eligible employees must have worked for their employer for at least 12 months, although not necessarily consecutively, and have accumulated at least 1,250 hours of service during the 12-month period immediately preceding the leave. Additionally, eligible employees must work at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius. Upon meeting these criteria, employees are entitled to take FMLA leave for qualifying family and medical reasons without the fear of losing their jobs or health insurance coverage.

FMLA Disputes and Violations

Our team of labor and employment law attorneys is dedicated to representing employees in disputes involving alleged FMLA violations. Whether an employer fails to authorize leave, terminates an employee for taking FMLA leave, and more. We fight vigorously to protect our clients’ rights in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Here are some other examples of FMLA challenges:

  • Employers may retaliate against employees for exercising their rights under FMLA by demoting them, reducing their pay, or terminating their employment.
  • Additionally, employers may interfere with employees’ FMLA rights by refusing to grant leave, discouraging employees from taking leave or providing incorrect information about FMLA entitlements.
  • Lastly, with few exceptions, employers must reinstate employees to their original position or an equivalent one upon return from FMLA leave. Failure to do so constitutes a violation of FMLA regulations.

Why Take Legal Action?

As experienced FMLA lawyers, we pursue remedies. These remedies may include court orders, back pay, front pay, or even liquidated damages. Allow our team to seek solutions on your behalf and protect your rights!

What We Have To Offer

Decades of Expertise

Firstly, our seasoned attorneys have a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding FMLA regulations and are well-versed in the intricacies of employment law. We have successfully represented numerous clients in a wide range of FMLA-related cases, from disputes over leave entitlement to allegations of retaliation for exercising FMLA rights.

Proven Track Record

Also, at our firm, we have a reliable track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. Therefore,  you can trust us to provide strong defense and strategic counsel throughout every stage of your FMLA dispute.

Diligent Investigations

Lastly, we conduct diligent investigations for FMLA cases. Thus, ensuring that our client’s rights are protected and their interests are represented effectively. Our experienced attorneys thoroughly analyze the details of each case. You can count on our team to meticulously gather all the necessary information.

Contact Us Today

You deserve to exercise your FMLA rights freely. If you are facing issues related to FMLA leave or believe your rights under the FMLA have been violated, don’t hesitate to reach out to Georgia Wage Lawyers for experienced legal representation. Furthermore, we are here to advocate for your rights and ensure that you receive the protections afforded to you under the FMLA. Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

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