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Milwaukee Family and Medical Leave Act Attorney Serving the Needs of Wisconsin Families

Family and Medical Leave Act

If you recently had a baby, adopted a child or took extended leave from work due to illness, then you are entitled to get your job back upon return. Refusing to hold a position for you violates Wisconsin’s and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Since 1912, the lawyers at The Previant Law Firm, S.C. have been serving the needs of Wisconsin citizens. As one of Wisconsin’s most trusted law firms, we help file employment law claims against their employers. We ensure your rights are honored.

Protecting your rights

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, employers with 50 or more employees must grant eligible employees up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave during a twelve-month period for any one or more of the following reasons:

  • The birth and care of the newborn child of the employee
  • Placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
  • To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition
  • For medical leave for the employee’s own serious health condition

The Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Law requires all covered employers to grant employees of either sex up to six weeks of leave in a twelve‑month period for these same conditions.

Upon return from FMLA leave, the employer must return the employee to the same position or to an “equivalent position with equivalent benefits, pay, status, and other terms and conditions of employment.” During leave, an employee is entitled to maintain health benefits coverage by paying the employee’s share (if any) of the premiums.

Call us today to learn about your FMLA rights

If you have questions about your employee rights under the federal or state Family and Medical Leave acts, contact us online or call us today at 888-513-3592 and locally at 414-875-3955. We offer flexible appointment scheduling and can meet with you in our office, your home or the hospital. Hablamos Español..