There comes a time when an employee will need to take a leave from their job. It is the responsibility of the employer to know and understand what their rights are.
Under the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), eligible employees are entitled to take up to 12 months off per year for (1) pregnancy, childbirth, or adoption or (2) to care for (a) their own serious health condition, (b) an immediate family member with a serious health condition or (c) a newborn or newly adopted child within the first 12 months.
This article on FMLA breaks it down further.
To learn more, visit https://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-paid-sick-leave
There are many rules governing unpaid leave and nuances in how its implemented, so it is best to consult with an attorney to make sure you’re compliant.
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