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Los Angeles Family and Medical Leave Act Attorney

The FMLA, or the Family and Medical Leave Act, is a federal law that permits most employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid medical leave each year, granted to employees without fear of job termination. The FMLA is a complicated act that can lead to more questions than answers. With help from the team of attorneys at The Law Office of Omid Nosrati, however, you can understand the FMLA and how it pertains to your current situation. You can also fight against employers who fail to grant you all the rights you have under the FMLA in Los Angeles.

Employment Attorneys Fighting for You

Too often, employers ignore the rights of employees in the workplace. If it’s too inconvenient or expensive to protect the rights of workers, some employers will simply pretend those rights don’t exist. Fortunately, employees have lawyers like Mr. Nosrati and his associates fighting for them. We are  dedicated to helping wronged employees to represent and assist throughout Southern California. It’s our mission to stand up for employees who get caught in the cross-hairs of employers who don’t care about their rights – especially medical leave rights.

When you need a lawyer to help with FMLA violations or retaliation for taking medical leave, look no further than The Law Office of Omid Nosrati. You’ll speak directly to, and work with  one of our dedicated attorneys and we provide personalized services and attention to our clients so when you call for updates or questions, you’ll speak directly with the lawyer in charge of your case. We can provide this level of service because we are not a “mill” law firm. We truly care about the outcome of your case and your future as a worker in California. Don’t take our word for it – read our client testimonials.

Your Rights Under the FMLA

Only those who have worked for the employer for at least 12 months, and at least 1,250 hours in those 12 months, are eligible for leave. Furthermore, the employee must work at a location where at least 50 employees work, or within 75 miles of such a workplace. The FMLA grants the right to medical leave without retaliation only in certain situations. An employee can take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave each year if:

  • He or she cannot perform work activities because of a medical condition.
  • The employee needs to care for the serious medical condition of an immediate family member.
  • The employee is pregnant or gives birth to a child.
  • The employee is undergoing the placement of an adopted or foster child.
  • The employee’s spouse, child, or parent is on active duty for the National Guard or Reserve and a “qualifying exigency” exists.

The majority of employers have to comply with the FMLA. This includes  public agencies, including state and federal employers. Private employers only have to comply with the FMLA leave laws if they had 50 or more employees for at least 20 workweeks in the current or previous year. Not all employees qualify for FMLA leave either. If you have any questions about your rights under the FMLA or a potential case of unlawful retaliation, contact a Los Angeles Employment Lawyer at (310) 553-5630 to request a consultation at no fee.