Family Medical Leave Act Overview


The Family Medical Leave Act 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. 

Eligible employees are entitled to twelve work weeks of leave in a 12-month period for the following reasons:

  • the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of placement; 
  • 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;
  • 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   
  • 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).  

    FMLA Procedures

    FMLA Leave Request Form

    Additional FMLA Resources

    Employee Notice Requirements under FMLA
    FMLA Employee Guide (English)
    FMLA Employee Guide (Spanish)
    FMLA Military Guide (English)
    FMLA Military Guide (Spanish)
    Protection for Individuals under FMLA
    Qualifying Reasons for Leave under FMLA
    FMLA Frequently Asked Question
    Military FMLA Frequently Asked Questions
    Additional FMLA Resources