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Family Medical Leave Act Attorneys in Gainesville

Handling FMLA Claims in North Central Florida

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers with 50 or more employees to offer as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a single 12-month period to eligible employees who need time away from work to tend to family medical situations.

These include:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Adoption
  • Care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition
  • The employee’s own serious health condition

If you have been denied time away from work for any of these reasons, or if you took time away from work and suffered discrimination as a result, Bauer Law Group, P.A. can help defend your rights. Our FMLA lawyers in Gainesville fully understand this area of law and offer contingency fee arrangements. If we agree to represent you, you will not pay attorney fees unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.

Call us at (352) 310-8169 today to discuss your case with our team.

Who Qualifies for FMLA Benefits?

Not all workers qualify for FMLA benefits. Private sector businesses and nonprofit organizations with 50 or more employees must follow FMLA guidelines. All public sector workers are covered whether they work for a local, state, or federal entity.

In addition, employees must have worked for their employer for at least 1 year and logged 1,250 hours or more during the previous 12 months to be eligible. Under FMLA guidelines, a person may take a few hours away from work as needed or take up to 12 weeks in a single 12-month period.

Employees are assured of getting the same or equivalent position back upon returning from FMLA leave along with the same salary and benefits. FMLA guidelines also stipulate that an employer must continue to make health insurance benefits available to any employee for the duration of an FMLA leave.

If you are not sure about how FMLA benefits work, our Family Medical Leave Act attorneys in Gainesville can explain the requirements.

FMLA Leave Discrimination Claims

An employer that discriminates against an employee for requesting or taking FMLA leave may be liable for financial penalties above and beyond any standard compensation. This compensation can be sought with the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Our firm provides representation to employees who feel they have been mistreated because of a matter related to FMLA leave.

If you have an FMLA dispute, call us at (352) 310-8169 today.


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