FAQs / For what reasons can an eligible employee take FML leave?

Eligible employees may take up to 12 workweeks of FML leave for one or more of the following reasons:

  • the birth of a child;
  • the placement of a child for adoption or foster care;
  • care/bonding with a newborn or adopted/foster placed child within the 12-month period from birth or placement;
  • care for an immediate family member e.g. spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition;
  • when the employee is unable to work and/or perform any one of the essential functions of their job because of a serious health condition; or
  • qualifying exigencies arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is on covered active duty or called to covered active duty status as a member of the National Guard, Reserves, or Regular Armed Forces.

Eligible employees may take up to 26 workweeks of FML leave to care for a covered servicemember with a serious health condition.

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