Were Your FMLA Rights Violated?
After more than a decade of failed attempts, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed into law under the Clinton administration in 1993. The act was drafted in direct response to calls for fairer, more family-friendly workplaces. The law states that, under certain conditions, varying by state, an employee may be eligible to have unpaid job protection for 12 weeks each year while they deal with their own, or a family member’s, need for extended care.
Despite being the law, employees’ FMLA rights are violated every day across the country. Regardless of intent, when you think an employer has violated your rights, it is time to speak with an experienced attorney.
If you were wrongly denied coverage, or your employer failed to uphold the FMLA process in some way, you have an ally in Pennsylvania’s Marzzacco Niven & Associates1. We are seasoned lawyers who have dedicated our practice to fighting for injured and disabled clients throughout Central Pennsylvania. Our goal is to carefully compare your case against the federal and state laws surrounding FMLA and, if applicable, aggressively raise a voice as we pursue compensation for you.
Who Qualifies For FMLA In Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, qualified employees are guaranteed up to 12 weeks off per year, with continuation of group health insurance under the same conditions prior to the leave, to care for themselves or a family member. While the employee’s job is protected during this time, he or she is not paid. At any point during the 12 weeks of time off, the employee may return to his or her same job without penalty.
Those qualified must be:
- Employees of a business with 50 employees or more, working within a 75-mile radius.
- Employees who have worked for the business for 12 or more consecutive months.
- Employees who worked at least 1,250 hours during that time.
Turn To Us: Consult An Attorney For An FMLA Consultation
At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, our team of experienced lawyers is a phone call away. We have what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today at 717-260-3580 or 866-321-5340 toll free, or send us an email.
1 Per Rule 7.2(k) of Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Responsibility, comment 14, please know that in some cases Marzzacco Niven & Associates works with outside co-counsel in litigation of certain claims. However, under no circumstance will the client pay two legal fees.