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Important points employees should remember about FMLA

Louisiana workers have certain rights under the law. One right is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Certain employees can to take time off without fear of losing their job if it is for specific family and medical reasons. This is unpaid leave. Knowing which employers are covered and what employees are eligible is a basic matter that is often forgotten if there is a dispute or misunderstanding about FMLA. This is especially true for employers who are facing accusations of violating FMLA.

Legal help with construction in Louisiana

Louisianans who choose to get into the construction business must understand the rough terrain they will face as the work on a construction project. Although most customers will be happy with a construction company's work, there will be inevitable complaints about certain aspects. It is not ideal to be facing construction litigation, but when it does arise, it is imperative to have legal help to guide the business owner through it.

Woman says she was fired after harassment by company owner's son

When there is an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace in Louisiana, there may be an automatic expectation that it is based in truth. This circumstance can be made worse when the person who made the allegations is subsequently dismissed from a job. While these cases take the appearance of wrongdoing, that does not mean that there was an automatic violation of state and federal employment law. A business always needs legal help to protect from lawsuits. If employment litigation is moving forward, then it becomes even more imperative to be protected.

FMLA and protections accorded to employers

While Louisiana employees are often viewed as the victims in an employment law dispute, the employer also has the right to formulate a strong defense when there is a legal filing asserting that a violation has taken place. For example, there are certain rules for which a person can be given leave from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act. However, employers are not obligated to provide this leave under every circumstance. A lawsuit asserting that there was a violation of employment regulations might be frivolous or easily defensible.

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