Los Angeles Family And Medical Leave Act Lawyers

Employee Rights Litigation For Los Angeles County And The San Fernando Valley

Federal law and California state law grant many workers the right to take family leave or medical leave under specific circumstances. If you are an employee at a place of business that falls under the regulations of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in Southern California and have been denied family leave, you may have a case for litigation.

Jay S. Rothman & Associates protects the rights of workers who have had their rights violated on the job in Southern California. Under the direction of attorney Jay Rothman, our lawyers and staff combine more than 50 years of skill, experience and dedication to protecting workers' rights.

From offices in Woodland Hills, our lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients in communities throughout Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. If you feel your workplace rights may have been violated, call toll free 866-373-8500 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles Family and Medical Leave Act attorney today.

Who Is Covered By Federal FMLA Law?

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor oversees enforcement of the Family and Medical Leave Act. In 1993, FMLA was conceived and passed by the U.S. Congress and passed into law by President Bill Clinton with the intent to "promote the stability and economic security of families as well as the nation's interest in preserving the integrity of families." The law applies to private-sector businesses that employ 50 or more workers who worked a minimum of 1,250 hours (roughly 20 weeks) during any 12-month period preceding the date of leave. The employment requirement does not have to be consecutive weeks. FMLA provisions also cover local and state agencies and public and private schools, which may employ fewer than 50 workers. All federal employees who are subject to the regulations of the Office of Personnel Management are covered, as well.

The FMLA applies to any employer in the private sector who engages in commerce, or in any industry or activity affecting commerce, and who has 50 or more employees each working day during at least 20 calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.

In general, to be eligible for FMLA leave, an individual must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be employed by a covered employer and work at a work site within 75 miles of which that employer employs at least 50 people;
  • Have worked at least 12 months (which do not have to be consecutive) for the employer; and
  • Have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months immediately before the date FMLA leave begins.

Some very specific exclusions apply, so please don't make any assumptions that you are covered. Call us to discuss your circumstances.

San Fernando Valley FMLA Violation Attorneys

Get the legal help you need to protect your employee rights. Call toll free 866-373-8500 or local 818-986-7870. You may also use our contact form to submit an email regarding your case. We offer a free consultation, and we advance all costs of investigating, preparing and litigating your case.

*United States Department of Labor website