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Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

How Much Leave Am I Entitled To Under The FMLA? What If I Need More Time?

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You may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12 month period.

Leave does not have to be consecutive. It can be intermittent, so you can take it when you need it. In fact, it could be divided into hours - not just weeks or days.

If you need more than 12 weeks leave because of your health condition, you may possibly be able to obtain it: 


  • If an employee's scheduled hours vary from week to week, the employee's leave entitlement is the weekly average of the hours scheduled over the 12 months prior to the beginning of leave instead of 12 "weeks."
  • For tips about how to maximize benefits if you need time off for health reasons, click here.


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