Among the legal protections available to employees is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition to the Federal FMLA laws, Wisconsin provides additional protection for employees under the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA). Both laws allow employees of larger employers to take unpaid leave if they suffer a serious illness, or need to care for a family member. In other words, the law provides leave only to current employees, as opposed to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The protections of the ADA are available to you immediately. Contact a Milwaukee FMLA lawyer today.
In order to be entitled to leave under either the FMLA or WFMLA, the employer must employ at least 50 or more employees during the relevant period of time. In addition, an employee is eligible if they have worked either 1,000 hours for WFMLA or 1,250 hours for FMLA within a 12-month period. If an employee is eligible, they may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period under the FMLA. Under the WFMLA, an employee may take up to 2 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period, which runs concurrent with any federal FMLA leave. A man or a woman may use this time to care for a newborn child or a parent, for example. If you have had trouble getting permission for this time off, or if you have suffered retaliation for taking time off, contact a Milwaukee FMLA lawyer at Cross Law Firm, S.C.
Cross Law Firm, S.C., is an employment and business law firm offering comprehensive counsel and representation on the rights of employees and employers. While many law firms will only assist you with workers’ compensation, or advise you on a personal injury you have suffered, we are knowledgeable of all means of obtaining leave, compensation and remedies for discrimination.
Our Milwaukee FMLA lawyers also tailor our services to your needs. We are known for confidential, efficient and effective handling of delicate matters, and the professional approach 30 years of experience bring.
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For information on how we can best serve your needs, call a lawyer about FMLA discrimination at 414-224-0000, or contact a Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act attorney online.