Category Archives: FMLA

The FMLA and Employment Law Principles in the Family Law Context

This is a paper that I presented at the 4th Definitive Ad Litem Seminar on April 11-12, 2014.  The event was hosted by the Juvenile Law Section of the Houston Bar Association.  How Employment Law Can Help You and Your Client in Adoption, Child Placement, and Other Family Court Matters The paper discusses three topics:… Read More »

What Are the Rights of an Employee on FMLA Leave?

Let’s assume that an employee is entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  What exactly are the employee’s rights? The discussion in this guide assumes that the employee has sought leave for a serious medical condition.  If the employee has obtained leave for, say, the birth of a child, then the rules are essentially… Read More »

What Is a “Serious Health Condition” Under the FMLA?

The FMLA gives employees a right to take unpaid leave if they have a “serious health condition” that renders them unable to perform the functions of their job.  This article is a simplified guide for determining when that provision applies. 1. Does every employee have a right to leave if they have a serious health condition?… Read More »

A Quick Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the federal statute that guarantees employees the right to unpaid leave in the event of certain family and medical issues.  This can be an important right for many employees, and it can also be a source of significant liability to employers.  Both employers and employees should seek… Read More »