Federal and state family and medical leave acts (FMLA) present a host of complicated issues for employers. Determining whether an employee is entitled to leave, calculating the amount of leave due, addressing medical certification follow up and intermittent leave issues, sorting out the interaction of FMLA leave with other types of leave under the other statutes (e.g. the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability insurance, and workers' compensation) -- these are but a few of the questions that EBG's employment attorneys can readily answer based on years of providing practical assistance to employers.
In counseling employers on employee-specific FMLA issues, EBG's attorneys bring to the table their extensive experience in defending employers against lawsuits by employees alleging interference with FMLA leave rights and/or retaliation for exercising such rights. These experiences give EBG's attorneys a unique perspective on how to devise strategies for handling FMLA leave situations in ways that are consistent with business needs and minimize litigation risk and best position employers in the event of litigation. These attorneys also work with employers to draft appropriate policies and procedures so that they are in compliance with and can take full advantage of their rights under the law.