Nelson Law Group Blog

THE “INS AND OUTS” OF FMLA: THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

What is FMLA?FMLA stands for Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. It is a Federal Law.  What does FMLA do?FMLA is a federal law that ensures covered employers provide their employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified family and medical reasons.  What are the qualifications of FMLA?FMLA protects the employment of a worker who misses work due to reasons such as:Needing to care for an injured service member in the familyThe birth of a childAn immediate family member’s serious health conditionOne’s own serious health conditionEmployees are eligible to take [...]

July 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS: WHAT TO KNOW

Whether your role is alleged perpetrator, family member, or victim, you have a high likelihood of encountering the criminal defense system at some point in your life. The most important asset to have is a good criminal defense attorney.   What is a criminal defense attorney? Criminal defense attorneys specialize in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Whether you are facing charges in state, federal or appellate courts, criminal defense lawyers are there to represent you. Their scope of practice ranges from revocation hearings (parole or probation), [...]

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

DISABILITIES ACT

Most people know that the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination based on a disability. But what does this mean really? Does this mean I can never be fired regardless of how disabled I am? No. The ADA says that you must be “qualified” for the job, which means that you must be able to perform the job’s essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation. But here is where things can get sticky. Who determines what is reasonable vis-à-vis an accommodation? And how well must a person be able [...]

May 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|