Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 13 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year due to a serious medical or health condition. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.  To qualify under FMLA, employees must work a minimum of 1,250 hours over the course of one year.  Employees may take FMLA leave for themselves or to care for their parent, spouse, son or daughter (under age 18) whose medical condition meets FMLA criteria.  FMLA documentation must be completed by the employee and a medical professional.