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The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") entitles employees to take time off from work for a total of up to 12-weeks due to family or medical emergencies, but only for specified reasons. Not every reason qualifies for FMLA protection while on time off.

Filling Out a Medical Form


Generally, the types of events that trigger FMLA protections include:

  • The arrival of a new child in the family -- whether by birth, adoption or foster care

  • The care of a family member with a serious health condition

  • The employee's own serious health condition that prevents the employee from performing the essential job duties

Team Members should contact human resources directly for more information and determine eligibility.