Managing Leaves of Absence

Defending Small Businesses in Matters Related to Employee Leaves of Absence

One of the most challenging employment situations is that of employee leaves of absence. State and federal laws mandate specific leave parameters for employers who meet certain criteria. However, with limited human and financial resources, many small businesses owners are unsure of what they must do to accommodate leave requests.

At the Law Offices of Marc Mandelblatt, we provide small business owners with the tools and knowledge they need to ensure compliance with employment law and to manage risk. To speak directly with Attorney Marc Mandelblatt contact us at 866-346-4297 for a free telephone consultation.

Leaves of Absence Rights and Wrongs

The misconceptions about leave rights are numerous, both on the side of management and on the side of employees. Many employees believe they have the right to take a leave of absence in situations involving:

  • Disability
  • Bereavement
  • Pregnancy/maternity
  • Religious beliefs

Though legislation is in place for protected classes and others, often small businesses — especially those employing fewer than 20 people — do not meet the parameters and are excluded from the requirements. However, that often does not hinder a disgruntled employee from pursuing legal action to gain what he or she believes is due.

Challenges are also posed to employers who consider terminating workers who are on leave for work-related injury or disability. Often employers have questions surrounding how long a job must be kept open for an injured worker or what kind of accommodations must be provided. Further, if termination of the employee was a possibility before an injury was claimed, an employer may wonder how to move forward with releasing a worker without violating employment and civil rights.

In these situations, we provide knowledgeable counsel and effective defense to employers in San Diego and beyond.

Protecting Employers' Rights

Marc Mandelblatt offers answers to compliance questions and concerns of employers in various industries, including medical and dental offices, restaurants and food service outlets and other employers. He will counsel employers through leave of absence and termination issues. Further, he provides strong representation and employer rights protection in negotiation, mediation and litigation.

To speak to lawyer Marc Mandelblatt about your small business compliance and employment law needs, contact us at 866-346-4297 for a free initial telephone consultation.