May 24, 2017
Class Action Settlement – Short, et al. v. Churchill Benefit Corporation/Yurcor Daniel Short, et al. v. Churchill
The Wage and Hour Division recently clarified the definition of “son and daughter” to allow an employee who is a caregiver for a child to have parental rights to family leave regardless of their legal or biological relationship.
The FMLA does not require employers to provide paid leave, but many allow their employees to take vacation time or sick leave for FMLA leave.
The FMLA applies only to companies with more than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius. To be eligible for Family Medical Leave, you must have worked for your employer at least 12 months and 1250 hours prior to taking leave.
FDPK lawyers have successfully represented workers whose employers have violated the Family Medical Leave Act. If you have questions about FLMA, contact FDPK Partner Ed Feinstein.