Family and Medical Leave
Under certain circumstances, employees have the legal right to take medical leave to care for their own pregnancy, adoption, serious health condition, or to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. Employees who are eligible to take a family or medical leave may be legally entitled to as many as 12 weeks of leave per year. Likewise, under certain circumstances, New Jersey employees may be entitled to as many as 12 weeks of family leave and 12 weeks of medical leave.
At the end of a family or medical leave, an employee is generally entitled to return to either his or her former position or an equivalent one. There are many exceptions and restrictions on the right to take family and medical leave. The laws are complex, and employers and employees are often confused about their rights. If you want to learn about your rights under the FMLA or New Jersey Family Leave Act, or if you believe you have been fired, harassed, or denied your right to a family or medical leave, then you should contact us.