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.
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.