When employers hear the phrase “medical leave” the first law that probably comes to mind is the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The FMLA applies to employers with 50 or more employees, and requires that an eligible employee (one who has worked at least 1,250 hours over the preceding year) be given up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave in a year for the employee’s own serious health condition or the serious health condition of an immediate family member. The Act also applies to leave for pregnancy, adoption of a child, preparation for military deployment, and care for a family member injured in military service. However, employers must remember that a similar Maine law also extends leave to part-time employees and employees of smaller companies, and adds a few additional categories of available leave. The Maine Family Medical Leave Requirements Act (“MFMLRA”) is a state law that is similar but not identical to the federal FMLA. See 26 M.R.S. §§ 843-848. The MFMLRA covers more small businesses in Maine than the federal law because it applies…Read More
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Insurance • Workers Compensation
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Real Estate • Property
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Employment • Labor Law
Rudman Winchell’s experienced Employment and Labor attorneys advise clients on preventive strategies and positive solutions in Maine labor and workplace law.
Timberlands • Natural Resources
Rudman Winchell is located in the heart of Maine's industrial timberlands, and is a trusted partner of the timber industry and other natural resource based enterprises.
Healthcare • Hospitals
Rudman Winchell provides a comprehensive array of legal services to clients in the health care industry, throughout the state of Maine.
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