Family and Medical Leave Act

FMLA

Family and Medical Leave Act

The FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

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The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division enforces the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides workplace protections - unpaid, job protected leave - to those living with a serious health condition, including HIV/AIDS

Reasons for Taking a Medical Leave

  • Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period 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, and to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.