Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Job Stress? How the Family and Medical Leave Act Can Help

Attorney in Chester County Handling Disability and FMLA Issues

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protects employees who work more than 25 hours per week for companies that have more than 50 employees. To be eligible for FMLA Leave, you must have worked for the company for at least 12 months.

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Under FMLA, you are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year  for your own serious health condition, a close family member’s serious health condition, if you are in the late stages of pregnancy or to care for a newborn child (whether you are the mother or the father). Although FMLA leave is unpaid, you are virtually guaranteed full job reinstatement upon your return to the company.

FMLA leave may be the most effective tool I know to combat work-related stress.  If a physician will certify that your condition requires you to take some time off of work, then you are eligible for FMLA leave with a right to full job reinstatement.  Once on FMLA leave for your own serious health condition, you may apply for short term disability benefits.  Also, you can take your vacation pay and sick pay to help you deal with the financial impact of unpaid FMLA leave.

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If you are injured at work, in an accident or dealing with your own ongoing medical issue, or that of your spouse or child, you may be eligible for Family Leave. While the leave is unpaid, you can supplement your income via disability pay or other job-related benefits.  While you are away, the company will have to deal with the stress of your absence, while you may enjoy some quiet time at home to recharge your batteries, and consider your future employment options.

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John A. Gallagher, Esquire
Helping Employees Since 1991
John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania.

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