Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Archives

Court rules that fired employee can pursue FMLA claim

Indiana workers and others in America are entitled to take FMLA leave under certain circumstances. According to a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, one maintenance employee could pursue FMLA claims despite getting fired. The man was hired to work as director of maintenance at Maplewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and he was given a performance improvement plan in 2012.

Natural disasters, FMLA and the FLSA

Employers in Indiana cannot stop following regulations around the Family and Medical Leave Act or the Fair Labor Standards Act when a natural disaster occurs. When businesses do disaster planning, it is best to make contingency plans with these regulations in mind.

Employer sued after confusing FMLA leave and maternity leave

Indiana workers who are entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act as well as maternity leave should be aware of their rights. In a New York case, a woman was fired for allegedly failing to return to work after finishing her maternity leave. However, it appears that the employer considered both leaves to run concurrently, meaning the employee was using both her FMLA leave and maternity leave at the same time.

Employees may sue HR directors for FMLA violations

Eligible Indiana employees who work for companies that are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work in order to care for their own qualifying medical conditions or those of their family members. If their leave rights are violated, their employers may be held to be liable in subsequent employment lawsuits.

Employees should be aware of retaliation for FMLA leave

Most Indiana workers are likely familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which grants employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family or medical reasons. Employees who are approved for FMLA leave have job protection, and it is illegal for employers to fire them for taking FMLA leave.

Court rules employer should pay more legal fees in FMLA case

Employers in Indiana and elsewhere in the country that interfere with federal law, such as refusing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to eligible workers, could be liable for their legal fees. The Seventh Circuit recently reversed the decision of a lower court to reduce the amount of legal fees an employer owed to a worker even though the employee may not have proved a claim of FMLA interference.

Can I take an FMLA leave and for how long?

If you put family and work on a scale – seeking to achieve that elusive life-work balance – you surely agree it is nearly impossible to achieve. The assumption in even bring up the subject is that the two should somehow be equal. However, if presented with the question of what is most important, we think working Indiana parents would say their family's take precedence.

Reasons to get leave under the FMLA

Many countries have adopted laws that allow parents to take the time off of work that they need to raise a child, take care of an illness or attend to a sick relative. The United States is a little behind other countries on this matter, but we have The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a law that allows employees to take anywhere from 12 weeks to 12 months off of work for a variety of reasons. It also ensures that the employee will return to their original job or be given an equivalent one.

Who are the eligible employees under the FMLA?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that requires employers to offer to employees 12 weeks of unpaid time to take care of family business. The family business could be for pregnancy, or it could be to care for a sick family member. The FMLA allows employees to apply for leave and the employer is required to return them to their same job or an equivalent when the 12 weeks are up. But, the FMLA does not apply to every employee. This post will go over the covered employers and employees.

An in-depth look at the Family Medical Leave Act, Part 1

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was hailed as a revolution in the workplace. Before the FMLA, women received no protection if they got pregnant. Their employer could fire them, deny them promotions, or take any other of series of actions based on her pregnancy. The FMLA clarified that being pregnant is a protected status and employers are not permitted to punish employees for becoming pregnant. This post will go over the FMLA and how it protects you.

  1. Suffering from discrimination in the workplace?

    Take Action Now
  2. Experiencing illegal employment retaliation?

    Get your job back
  3. Need help enforcing your contractual rights?

    We can help – learn how
  4. Are You A Victim of wrongful termination?

    You have rights
  5. 100 % Employment Law. 100 % For Employees. Put 20 years of experience to work for you.

Learn more about what to expect at our firm.

You can also schedule a face-to-face consultation with lawyer Stephanie Hahn by calling 800-375-1548.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Office Location

Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law PC
3815 River Crossing Parkway
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Toll Free: 800-375-1548
Fax: 317-816-7001
Indianapolis Law Office Map

Contact Info

Schedule Appointment

Conveniently located in River Crossing at Keystone at the top of the I-465 dial, we serve employees statewide.