[FMLA]The Family Medical and Leave Act ("FMLA") of 1993 grants eligible employees up to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for a number of reasons such as personal illness or illness of a family member. The FMLA is administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor and applies to all public agencies including state, local and federal employers. As Atlanta FMLA attorney Brandon Hornsby will explain to you, the FMLA also applies to private employers who have 50 or more employees during 20 weeks of the year and who are engaged in commerce or an activity affecting commerce. As you can understand, this means that most large private employers do fall under provisions of the FMLA, although a short consultation with an Atlanta FMLA attorney can help you determine what your specific rights are.

One of the main points of the FMLA is that upon returning from approved FMLA leave, an employee must be restored to his or her original job or to an equivalent job with equivalent pay and benefits. If you have returned from FMLA to find that your job either no longer exists or you do not have a like replacement job, or that you have been sizably downgraded, contact Atlanta FMLA attorney Brandon Hornsby to discuss what steps you can take to being placed back into your employment situation prior to taking FMLA leave.

The FMLA is an intricate piece of legislation with notice requirements and other regulations that can provide an employee much needed time off from work during hard times. If you believe you qualify for FMLA and your employer is either denying you FMLA leave or you have qualified for FMLA and came back to a severe employment change, our Atlanta FMLA attorney team would be happy to discuss situation and potential case with you.