Under the FMLA, and Maine’s analog Family Medical Leave Requirement, covered employers are required to provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks (federal), or 10 weeks (Maine), of protected leave from work to recover from a medical condition or to care for a family member with a serious medical condition. Whether an employer is subject to the federal of state laws depends on the size of the business. Most employees are entitled to protection under one or both of these laws. Leave may be taken all at once, or in smaller increments (“Intermittent Leave”), depending on the needs of the employee. Importantly, an employer may not retaliate against an employee for taking eligible leave under these laws.
Contact the Family & Medical Leave Act lawyers at Clifford & Clifford to discuss your case.