Category Archives: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Taking Time Off to Care for a Child or Aging Parent Under the FMLA

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Are you considering taking time off from your job in South Florida to care for an aging parent or for a sick child? It is important to recognize that you have certain rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which include taking time off from work to care for a family member… Read More »

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It’s Not All In Your Head: Medical Leave and Mental Illness

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

When your disability is a mental one, struggles may extend beyond the rigors daily life, especially when it comes to your employment. Questions like how and when should you disclose to your employer that you suffer a disability – and whether you need to disclose this in the first place – can be a… Read More »

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Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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If you are pregnant and end up getting fired after you take time off to have the baby, can you file a workplace discrimination lawsuit? Specifically, is this a form of sex discrimination or pregnancy discrimination? What about a situation in which you need to take time off from work to care for a… Read More »

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Reasons that Qualify for FMLA Leave

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons in a 12-month period, with no disruption in group health insurance. Since not every reason qualifies for FMLA protection, it is important to understand the types of events… Read More »

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6 Things You Need to Know about the Family and Medical Leave Act

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

While people have likely heard of the Family and Medical Leave Act, many remain unfamiliar with its various provisions until faced with a need to use it. FMLA assists employees who need to take care of themselves or their family members because of a serious health condition or the addition of a child to… Read More »

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