(Written By: Elizabeth M. Garcia, Esq., Shareholder and Department Chair, Labor and Employment Law, firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-985-4038)
The Family and Medical Leave Act provides employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to facilitate the need to with serious personal medical issues, the care of a family member (generally, a spouse, parent or child with a serious health issue), or to care for a newborn, foster, or adopted child. To be eligible for FMLA leave, an employee must achieve 12 months of employment with the same employer and to have worked at least 1,250 hours during that 12 month period. Moreover, it is only applicable for employers with 50 or more employees. Read More.