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Family and Medical Leave Act

Our attorneys can help you hold your employer accountable

Caring for a newborn baby or a sick family member in West Virginia can be a difficult, time consuming process. That’s why many people take extended time off from their job to do such work. And they can legally do so – and return to their job – thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as the FMLA.

But not every employee in West Virginia is covered by the FMLA. And even if they are eligible for extended leave, some companies try to ignore these employment laws and punish employees who ask for time off for such reasons.

That’s not right. That’s why our West Virginia FMLA attorneys at Klie Law Offices want to meet with you. We believe that adults eligible for time off under the FMLA should be able to do so. And as your attorney, we will fight for justice on your behalf.

Around 60% of eligible employees did not take FMLA leave when they needed it due to fear of lost wages or termination. (Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office)

Common West Virginia FMLA complaints

West Virginia employers must comply with the FMLA, which applies the following conditions:

Company has at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius and the employee has worked for the company:

  • At least one year
  • At least 20 weeks in current or previous year
  • At least 1,250 hours during previous year

Then the employer must:

  • Grant 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for parents of new children
  • Grant 26 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period to care for family members

Such conditions might seem straightforward. But the reality is some companies refuse to grant medical leave or maternity leave to family members. That’s why you need an experienced, legal team on your side if you’re dealing with a wage and salary dispute. That’s why you need us.

Why choose us

Experience matters when it comes to FMLA cases in West Virginia. And that’s exactly what you will get when you hire Klie Law Offices to handle your case. Our attorneys know the FMLA inside out. And we have handled many such cases throughout the state.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, we will deal directly with your employer, file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, file a lawsuit on your behalf or explore another approach for your specific case.

Don’t underestimate the complexity of your FMLA case. Contact our law firm right away and schedule your free case evaluation. We know what to do and know how to effectively resolve such challenging cases. Put your trust in us.

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