Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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If you feel like your workplace rights were violated under the FMLA, our law firm can help. We represent employees who have been the victims of employer and workplace violations under the FMLA.

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The FMLA Protect Workers

The FMLA is a federal law. The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

FMLA Discrimination

If you or a family member become seriously ill, and you are facing pressure at work because of your need to take care of yourself or a loved one, contact El-Hag & Associates, P.C today for a free consultation.

FMLA Lawyers NY

Our lawyers advise FMLA Violation victims what are some of the legal implications and options for finding a solution? Find out more about what you can do if you’re being denied your rights under the FMLA

“El-Hag helped me recover $100,000 in unpaid overtime because the time spent traveling was not paid”


Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • We only represent employees and workers that have their rights violated under FMLA. We do not represent businesses. 
  • We Will Fight To Get Your Rights Under the FMLA.
  • Get A Free Confidential Consultation
  • No Upfront Fees Or Retainers – We Get Paid Only If You Get What You Are Entitled to Under the FMLA
  • 8 In 10 Clients Recover Tens Of Thousands And 2 In 10 Can Recover Life Changing Amounts.


We’ve helped employees just like you recover millions in damages. We can help you too!

The Family & Medical Leave Act Law Firm of El-Hag & Associates, represent employees in Westchester County, NY and NYC and surrounding areas, regarding FMLA rights or who have been denied their FMLA rights. FMLA is a federal statute however some states have additional protections such as New Jersey. It is important to consult with an attorney experienced in FMLA matters.

Do you think that you might have been a victim of age discrimination? The labor and employment law firm of El-Hag & Associates, P.C can help you. Our Westchester New York age discrimination law firm specializes in workplace age discrimination. We have recovered millions of dollars for victims of workplace discrimination. We have brought age discrimination, and other types of discrimination lawsuits against small businesses and major multinational corporations and have achieved excellent results for our clients.

One of the biggest problems that arise when you or a loved one is seriously ill is the impact that it has on your attendance at work. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one law that can provide you with serious protection when you or a loved one becomes seriously ill. If you or a family member become seriously ill, and you are facing pressure at work because of your need to care for yourself or a loved one, contact El-Hag & Associates, P.C today for a free consultation.

We have brought lawsuits against employers who denied our clients their protections under the FMLA with positive results. However, many times our clients call us after they have lost their jobs. Had they contacted us before they lost their job, we may have been able to intervene and help them keep their jobs, instead of having to file a lawsuit to correct the injustice that occurred. So, please call today if you are struggling with these issues. If you are just researching your rights, the following information should be helpful.


The FMLA is a federal law. The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

What Work Protections That the Family & Medical Leave Act Provide?

Eligible employees are entitled to take 12 workweeks of time off from work for:

  • The birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
  • ​The placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement
  • Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave)
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
  • ​A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job
  • Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty,” or

When am I protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


You are covered under the FMLA if:

  1. Your employer employs 50 or more employees (this doesn’t have to be all at the same facility),
  2. You have worked for your employer for at least 12 months (this does not have to be consecutive months),
  3. You worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period immediately before you attempted to use FMLA leave, and
  4. You work at a location within the area where the employer has at least 50 employees working. If all of these conditions are met then you are entitled to FMLA leave.

How Do You Win An Workplace FMLA Lawsuit?

There are several factors that you must prove to win a FMLA lawsuit. If you can answer yes to the following questions, you may have been a victim of employment discrimination:

1) Do you work at a company with 50 or more employees? The New York State Human Rights Law only protects employees who work for an employer with 4 or more employees. Federal Law requires that the employer employ more than 50 employees for you to exercise your FMLA rights. So, the first thing to check is if you are protected by the law.

2) Did something bad happen to you at work? This is known as an “adverse employment action”. You must be able to show that something bad happened to you at work.  Examples of adverse employment actions include:

  • Being fired
  • Being laid off

  • Not receiving a raise
  • Being demoted
  • Being passed over for a promotion
  • Being harassed at work

Case Results


recovered $160,000 in severance pay and left work on his own terms.


recovered $60,000 when her employer denied her leave for her disabled child (3 years pay)!


recovered $50,000 for losing his job after his boss made racists comments!


recovered $25,000 in unpaid overtime because her boss incorrectly treated her as not entitled to overtime under the law as a salaried office worker.



recovered $45,000 as a deli worker because he worked more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay. The boss paid him off the books without paying him any overtime and we recovered an extra $10,000 in penalties.

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How we help you recover your
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Don’t Let Your Employer Intimidate You From Being Compensated For The FMLA Violations in the Workplace That You Were Subjected To By Threatening Or Scaring You Into Inaction

  • You can sue any company you worked for in the past three years. It does not have to be a company at which you are currently working.
  • The law protects you. The law prevents retaliation. You can collect unpaid wages and benefits, and penalties, demand your job back, and even demand front pay (money to cover you for the time it would take to find new work.
  • Attorney-Client Privilege- We CANNOT tell anyone about your case unless you ask us to. Your call is 100% confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege.
  • Attack only when you’re comfortable. We only move forward when you are ready. There is no pressure to start. You can have your FMLA evaluation, develop a strategy, collect evidence, and begin when you are ready.

Client Reviews

Kinney Glass
Kinney Glass
June 10, 2022
I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth effort. After the first time speaking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. Always keeping me up to date with the case. When curveballs would come my way the team would reassure me not to worry. I will recommend everyone I know to El Hag and Associates.
Justina Peets
Justina Peets
June 2, 2022
Jordan and his staff was so professional, and on top of my case, they updated me throughout the process the whole way through! If i ever need a lawyer again i will be calling Jordan without a second thought.
January 12, 2022
I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth the cost or effort. After talking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. I’m very grateful for the work he has done.
George J
George J
December 3, 2021
Had the opportunity to work with Jordan recently on a very complex issue. Jordan was very patient as I shared a significant amount of information. After asking some clarifying questions Jordon was able to quickly offer a recommended solution. Highly recommend!
August 28, 2021
I had a pending Labor Case for a long time, Mr. Jordan with his great team of Profesionals managed to solve my case. The took care of everything achieving the benefit in my favor. Undoubtedly recommended.
Angelica Webber
Angelica Webber
August 18, 2021
El abogado Jordan es muy bueno en negociar. Recupera dinero de salarios y de horas extras sin incurrrir en tanto gasto judicial. Super recomendadisimo.
Jeffrey Medina
Jeffrey Medina
July 20, 2021
Very responsive and knowledgeable. Great guy who is willing to help no matter how big or small the issue or question.
Matthew Zekanovic
Matthew Zekanovic
July 17, 2021
Jordan and his team are the best at what they do. His professionalism is nothing but superior and made the whole process easy and stress free. There wasn't a single objective that he couldn't overcome. Jordan was nothing but honest, transparent, and easy to work with. Never at one point did I feel he wasn't trustworthy. He guided me in the right direction to achieve the best possible outcome, and succeeded. I wouldn't recommend anyone else but El-Hag & Associates!

Why clients prefer El-Hag Law

Millions in unpaid wages on behalf of individual clients

Although we have litigated class action lawsuits, nothing makes us happier than handing an individual a check for tens of thousands of dollars. It’s a life-changing experience for most of our clients. That is why we focus on helping the most underserved people and take on the most challenging to win cases. We know how to win these cases and are not afraid to fight on our clients' behalf.

Experience representing employees on an individual or class action basis

Did you know that you could end up receiving less as being part of a class-action lawsuit instead of litigating your case individually? We have handled numerous cases where there are multiple clients, and we know when it would benefit our clients to be part of a class action or not. Generally, class actions benefit the lawyers more than the clients, and we will never put our interest before yours. We always keep our current clients' interests at the forefront of our decisions. Because we have experience handling class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits, we can help you make the right decision for your case.

Will take your case to trial if necessary

The truth is that most lawsuits settle. Many attorneys have no experience going to trial. However, we will. And because we will bring it to trial, we can get better settlements for our clients because other firms know we will go the distance.

Your case is handled by the same person from start to finish

How would you like it if the person who handles your trial is not the person who had all the experience of putting your case together from the beginning? Some law firms will have different people working on different parts of the case to make the firm more efficient. However, in the process, things can fall through the cracks. Not with us. One person handles your case from start to finish, so the representative is personally familiar with all people and facts.

There is an art to winning a lawsuit. How can a person know how a witness will behave at trial if they had no interaction with the witness before the trial date? It's impossible to be effective. These are the kinds of things most people do not know to ask when they are evaluating lawyers. But because we need to win your case to get paid, we make sure that your case does not fall through the cracks.

We care about you and your case

We don't nickel and dime clients for 1-minute phone calls. We put in the time to build relationships and educate our clients. We know this is a scary process for most people. Every client who has walked through our door has never been in a lawsuit before. We want to make sure you are comfortable and educated on what is going on with your case. We provide you with the right information to make educated decisions about your case. It takes time to build strong relationships, and we are happy to put in the time for you.

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