Sacramento Firm Helps to Secure Family and Medical Leave Act Benefits
California advocates pursue relief for workers under state and federal laws
For untold decades, workers were forced to make difficult choices when dealing with significant medical or family issues. But federal and state legislators have finally recognized the importance of providing employees with reasonable family leave. Mastagni Holstedt, APC is a Sacramento-based firm that serves employee clients from offices throughout the state. If you are concerned about how absence due to a pregnancy, a loved one’s health crisis or some other medical or family circumstance might affect your job, our experienced attorneys explain how you might benefit from the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act and the New Parent Leave Act.
Thorough lawyers help families get time off for childbirth or a health crisis
Our experienced employment law attorneys make sure that you understand the options that are available if you need some time away from work to address an important personal matter. After discussing your situation and needs, we will explain laws that can help you, such as:
- Family and Medical Leave Act — Enacted in 1993, the FMLA gives most workers as many as 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a year for certain situations, such as when an employee or an immediate family member of an employee is experiencing a serious medical condition. This federal law also covers the birth or adoption of a child and instances when a family member is called to active military duty.
- California Paid Family Leave — The Family Temporary Disability Insurance program provides up to six weeks of benefits for workers who have welcomed a new child or need to take care of a family member suffering from a serious medical condition. Like other disability benefits, Paid Family Leave entitlement is based on a percentage of the individual’s average wage.
- California Pregnancy Disability Leave — Employers of at least five workers must offer pregnancy disability leave lasting up to four months for an employee who cannot perform essential job duties because of pregnancy, childbirth or loss of a child. During this period, you cannot be fired due to your condition. This can cover women who have severe morning sickness, pregnancy-induced hypertension, postpartum depression or other medical issues related to pregnancy and birth.
Don’t be intimidated into failing to exercise your rights. Our dedicated legal counselors will stand up for you and work to secure the appropriate benefits.
Contact an accomplished California lawyer for a free consultation about an FMLA matter
Mastagni Holstedt, APC represents workers in cases relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act and other employment matters. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call or contact us online. With offices in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton and Redwood City, Mastagni Holstedt, APC serves clients throughout California.