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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

individualThe Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for up to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave (with group health insurance coverage continuing) during any 12-month period for one or more of the following specified or family reasons:
  • The birth and care of the newborn child of the employee (within one year of birth)
  • The adoption of a son or daughter by the employee (within one year of placement)
  • To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition
  • To take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition
  • To care for an immediate family member who is an active duty service member with a serious injury or illness

The Wage and Hour Division recently clarified the definition of “son and daughter” to allow an employee who is a caregiver for a child to have parental rights to family leave regardless of their legal or biological relationship.

The FMLA does not require employers to provide paid leave, but many allow their employees to take vacation time or sick leave for FMLA leave.

The FMLA applies only to companies with more than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius. To be eligible for Family Medical Leave, you must have worked for your employer at least 12 months and 1250 hours prior to taking leave.

FDPK lawyers have successfully represented workers whose employers have violated the Family Medical Leave Act.  If you have questions about FLMA, contact FDPK Partner Ed Feinstein.


Feinstein Doyle Payne & Kravec, LLC

Pittsburgh Office

429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1300

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: +1 (412) 281-8400

Toll Free: +1 (888) 355-1735

Fax: +1 (412) 281-1007

New York Office

29 Broadway, 24th Floor

New York, NY 10006-3205

Phone: +1 (212) 952-0014