The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was an important step towards normalizing employee time off for family and medical issues. The FMLA protects you if you are sick, caring for a sick family member (parent, child, or spouse only), or have a newborn or adopted child. If you qualify for an FMLA protection, you can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid family/medical leave per year without losing your job, your seniority, or your employer-provided health insurance. There are two basic requirements to qualify for an FMLA protection:
The FMLA is a federal law, which means it applies equally to every state and trumps any conflicting state laws. However, many states have laws that provide even greater employee protections. Consequently, if you qualify under both the FMLA and your state’s family and medical leave laws, your employer must comply with the law that provides the greater benefit to you, their employee.
Most likely not. You must meet the basic requirements enumerated in Connecticut law in order to receive Connecticut’s benefits.
If you or a loved one has fallen ill and need medical help, or you have a new child at home, you should not have to sacrifice job security to take care of them. Family and medical leave issues can be extremely complicated due to overlapping state and federal laws. Consult an experienced employment attorney who can help ensure that your rights are protected.
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