Common Questions Concerning FMLA in Georgia | What to Know

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Common Questions Concerning FMLA in Georgia | What to Know

If you’re a worker in Georgia and you or a loved one either requires medical care or is looking to care for a newborn baby, you are most likely wondering whether you qualify for FMLA and how it can help you. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Atlanta FMLA attorney to learn more about the Family Medical Leave Act and how our legal team can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is FMLA?

The Family Medical Leave Act is designed to give certain qualifying parties the right to take up to 12 weeks off from work to care for a family member or newborn baby without having to worry about losing their job or being replaced in that timeframe. At the end of your leave, your employer must allow you to return to your position or a substantially similar position.

How do I know if I qualify?

Unfortunately, not everyone qualifies. To be eligible, you must be an employee who works for a company with at least 50 employees who work within a 75-mile radius of the place of employment and you must have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months.

Will my boss pay me while I take FMLA leave?

Unfortunately, employers are not required to pay employees while they are out on FMLA leave, however, in many cases, they do. That said, employers are only required to ensure you can return to your position or a substantially similar one.

If you believe that you are entitled to FMLA and have been denied it, or you were initially granted leave but learned you were fired or laid off upon your return, there is a very good chance you have a valid claim against your employer, and our firm can help you bring it. Don’t wait, however, as you must do so within a certain timeframe. Pick up the phone and give us a call today so we can help you.


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