Is my employer covered by the FMLA?

The Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA (as it is most often referred to) does not apply to or cover all employers or companies.  The FMLA applies to the following employers:

  • Public agencies, including state, local and federal employers, and local education agencies (schools); and
     
  • Private-sector employers and companies who employ 50 or more employees for at least 20 workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year and who are engaged in commerce or in any industry or activity affecting commerce - including joint employers and successors of covered employers.

The Family Medical Leave Act is an important law that provides some protection so that hard-working Americans won't put their job at jeopardy when they are sick of have a family member that is sick and needs to have somebody take care of them. Lexington, Kentucky FMLA lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in cases where their rights under the FMLA have been threatened or violated.  Contact him at 859-254-7076.