Our Practice Areas
We provide a broad range of services and have an excellent network of colleagues whom we refer cases too that require specialized assistance. In addition to our services listed above, we fight for clients who face various issues in the workplace.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that applies to employers with 50 or more employees. This law allows qualifying employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12 months period for serious health conditions if they hinder job performance, the adoption of a child, the birth of a child, or the serious health conditions of a parent, spouse or child. Additionally, at any time within one year of the qualifying event, the leave of absence may be taken. Upon return to work, the employer is mandated to guarantee the employee their benefits, pay, and position. Additionally, the Family and Medical Leave Act affords family members of those injured as a result of active military duty professional courtesies.
As it relates to New York State, there are specified family situations that impact your right to take leave:
- New York's Military Family Leave Law- applies to employers with a minimum of 20 employees. If any of those employees have a spouse in the National Guard or Armed Forces who has been deployed during military combat, they are entitled to a maximum of ten days leave while their spouse is also on leave.
- New York's Adoption Leave Law- applies if your employer offers parental leave for the birth of a child, then they must provide the same leave and benefit amount to employees who adopt a child that is disabled and under the age of 18.
- Temporary Disability Insurance in New York - Workers who are temporarily disabled, including pregnancy, may be eligible to receive up to half their regular salary while they are unable to work.
Our law practice focuses on all facets of employment law, and our training and experience equip us to offer high-quality counsel for your legal employment needs.