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The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Employee Rights & Responsibilities

  • Basic Leave Entitlement

    FMLA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for the following reasons:

    • For incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth;
    • To care for the employee’s child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
    • To care for the employee’s spouse, son or daughter, or parent, who has a serious health condition; or
    • For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee’s job.


For Additional Information

Source: WHD Publication 1420 (Revised January 2009)

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