Nevada Family Leave Lawyer Las Vegas

Know Your Family and Medical Leave Act Rights

Federal law requires employers to provide leave for employees under certain conditions as established by the Family and Medical Leave Act and Nevada is not excluded from this rule. A Family Leave Lawyer Las Vegas is very aware of the requirements. Such conditions include the birth or adoption of a child, caring for certain direct family members, or a personal illness. Furthermore, the state of Nevada specifically guarantees parents’ right to take time off for the sake of a child’s school activities or to deal with domestic violence. School activities can be broadly defined as parent/teacher conferences, school-sponsored events, activities during school hours, and even volunteer work at the school. Employers can require the request for leave submitted five days in advance.

Who is Covered by the FMLA?

The FMLA covers the employees of all organization under federal, state, and local management. The FMLA also covers any employee of a private business that employs more than 50 people and where that specific employee has worked at the company for more than 20 weeks. Should the leave be due to illness, either for the employee themselves or their family member, 12 weeks of leave is allotted within a 12 month period. There is no limit to the number of times an employee can utilize the leave provided it does not exceed 12 weeks in a single 12 month period. The employee can also break up the leave into non-consecutive periods (such as for periodic medical appointments) provided it follows the time regulations already stated. Employers can request that employees use their accrued paid leave during this leave.

If An Employer Has Denied Family Leave

Not only is an employer is supposed to honor the leave as stated above, an employee is supposed to reinstated at the same position or equivalent barring extraordinary exceptions. Should an employer negatively interfere with an employee’s right to family leave, that employer is liable in a lawsuit. Anyone who has had their rights as detailed in the FMLA infringed upon, that person can and should seek legal counsel from a Family Leave Lawyer Las Vegas and prepare for a court case. Finding legal representation is the best chance to reverse an injustice and receive the reparations due.

Contact a Family Leave Lawyer Las Vegas

If you are having trouble getting Family Leave in your situation, contact our office online or call 702-259-7777 to schedule an initial consultation to review the particulars of your case.

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