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From the birth or adoption of a child, to medical emergencies and unexpected diagnoses, life throws us a lot of curveballs. During these stressful times, caring for and protecting your family is of the utmost importance and you shouldn’t have to worry about losing your job while doing it. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that entitles you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons.

In addition, beginning in 2021, all Massachuestts employees become eligible for the state specific Paid Family Medical Leave Act (PFMLA).  PFMLA is a state statute that mirrors the FMLA federal statute but provides employees greater benefits and protections than the FMLA.  For example, under the PFMLA employees will be entitled to up to 20 weeks of protected leave in order to treat their own serious health condition.  The PFMLA also provides compensation for employees during periods of protected leave and provides employees with even greater protections than the FMLA from retaliation and discrimiantion for taking the leave.  PFMLA and FMLA are designed to complement and to run concurrently with one another.

Unfortunately, not all employers follow the law correctly, so it’s crucial to understand your rights and protections. If you believe you may qualify for FMLA but are experiencing resistance from your employer or believe that you are a victim of FMLA discriminat