White Plains Family Medical Leave Attorneys
Few pieces of legislation have the far-reaching effects of federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers who are covered under the language of this act are required to allow eligible employees to take unpaid leave to attend to defined personal or family health issues. Under the act, employees may take up to 12 weeks of time off in a 12-month period. While the rules surrounding FMLA sound straightforward, there are many facets of the law that can make it difficult for employees to know their rights and for employers to comply with all of its provisions.
At Frumkin & Hunter Law PC, we dispel any confusion that surrounds the FMLA, and help both employees and employers in New York resolve and avoid disputes related to the act. We draw on our more than five decades of employment law experience to provide employees and employers with the insightful advice they need during negotiation, mediation, trial or appeals related to the FMLA.
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Some common situations where employers must allow FMLA leave include:
- The employee’s own serious medical condition
- Birth of a child
- Care of a child
- Care for a parent, spouse or child with a serious health condition
- Acceptance of a foster child into one’s family
- Adoption of a child
In these and other FMLA situations, an employee’s job cannot be eliminated without providing the employee with a position of equal or greater responsibility and compensation when he or she returns to work. The FMLA also protects employees from harassment, discrimination and retaliation as a result of exercising their rights to family leave.
Attorney William Frumkin has been a leader in the field of FMLA law, and his numerous court victories have shaped how the FMLA is interpreted today. Some notable decisions are listed below:
Kosakow v. New Rochelle Radiology Associates, PC, 274 F. 3d 706 (2d Cir. 2001)
When an employer called into question an employee’s eligibility for leave under the FMLA, Mr. Frumkin used his well-honed trial skills to protect her rights and obtain a favorable result for her. In doing so, he obtained a reversal on appeal of an unfavorable lower court decision.
Donnelly v. Greenburgh Central School District No. 7, 2012 WL 3240409 F. 3d (2d Cir. 2012)
Mr. Frumkin successfully protected the rights of a school teacher who was denied tenure for exercising his right to family medical leave under the FMLA. He also obtained a reversal on appeal of an unfavorable lower court decision in this case.
Contact An Accomplished FMLA Firm
For a consultation with a White Plains family medical leave lawyer, contact us online or by calling 914-468-6096. With offices in White Plains and Goshen, we are equipped to serve the employment law needs of clients throughout the state of New York.