The Family Medical Leave Act
The FMLA entitles eligible employees 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.
Written medical documentation from a licensed provider is required. See section on Leaves of Absence.
Eligible employees are entitled to:
Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month “rolling” period for:
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).