Due to the overwhelming amount of employment law questions to our firm, Atkins & Markoff would like to provide some basic information via our website. This does not constitute legal advice. Our firm does not currently handle employment law issues and we cannot provide legal advice via phone calls or email at this time.
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Oklahoma City - Family and Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) affords employees the opportunity to take unpaid leave from work for certain reasons. The FMLA applies to many employers and is intended to allow employees to balance their work and family responsibilities by providing stability and economic security for families.
In order for an employee to be eligible for FMLA leave, he or she must be employed by a covered employer and work at a worksite within 75 miles of where the employer employs at least 50 people; have worked for the employer at least 12 months; and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the date leave is to begin.
Family and medical leave under the FMLA may constitute up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave during any 12-month period for child birth and care, care of an immediate family member suffering from a serious health condition, or care of the employee’s own serious health condition.
If you or someone you care about is entitled to family or medical leave, it is important that you take advantage of your rights provided by the federal government. Do not hesitate to contact a vigilant Oklahoma attorney from Atkins & Markoff if these rights have been violated by a disrespectful employer. Your decision to fight for justice may provide you with compensation that can provide your family with security in the future.