Rights of Employees
Montville, New Jersey Family & Medical Leave Act Lawyers
The Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993 ("FMLA") is a federal employment law that guarantees qualified employees the right to take time off from work (1) for their own serious medical condition, (2) to care for an immediate family member who has a serious medical condition, or (3) for pregnancy, adoption or to place of a child in foster care. Qualified employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of leave per year.
To the extent medically appropriate, an FMLA leave can be taken all at once, as a reduction to your work schedule or intermittently as needed. Generally, an employee who takes a protected family or medical leave is guaranteed reinstatement, either to his or her own job or to an equivalent one, as long as he or she is ready to return to work when his or her protected leave expires.
Although the FMLA covers many employees, it does not cover everyone. For example, it does not apply to employees who work for smaller companies or employees who have worked for their company for less than one year. It also does not protect employees who lose their job as part of a mass layoff or reduction in force if they would have lost their job whether or not they had taken an FMLA leave.
For more information about the FMLA, please read our series of Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") about the FMLA covering: FMLA Basics, Types of FMLA Leaves, Requesting an FMLA Leave and Reinstatement and Remedies under the FMLA.Experts at Handling FMLA Claims
Our employment lawyers are experienced at handling cases involving the Family & Medical Leave Act. We can analyze your situation, explain your rights and obligations, assess your rights and potential claims and help you enforce your legal rights. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our employment law attorneys, please submit our online form or call us at (973) 744-4000.About Montville, New Jersey
Montville Township was officially incorporated in 1867. Part of Morris County, it is approximately four miles wide and nine miles long with a population of 21,528 as of the 2010 census. Montville was first settled by the Dutch in the early 1700s. The town’s name comes from the Mandeville Inn, which opened in 1770. The Dutch pronounced the name of the Inn as “Mondeveil,” which over the years came to be known as Montville.Directions From Montville
Our address is 52 Upper Montclair Plaza in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. To reach our office from Montville you can take Route 202 North to Route 23 South. You will exit onto Route 46 East toward Clifton. After approximately 4 miles, you should turn right onto Oak Hill Road for a short distance until it ends, and then turn right onto Valley Road. Stay on Valley Road for approximately 2.3 miles and then turn right onto Bellevue Avenue. You will need to take an immediately left turn onto Upper Montclair Plaza and our office will be on your right. Please call us at (973) 744-4000 if you would like to schedule an appointment.