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Does FMLA have to be taken continuously?

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2015 | Family And Medical Leave

If you are an eligible employee under the Family and Medical Leave Act, you are in position to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Furthermore, your job will be protected while you are away, meaning that you can return to your previous position when the time comes.

Those who are aware that they will need FMLA are required to give their employer a 30-day notice. If you did not know you needed FMLA, but a situation arises that calls for a leave, you should notify your company as soon as possible.

Although FMLA sounds easy enough to understand, there are some finer details that many people are not familiar with. For example, some are under the impression that they need to take all 12 weeks continuously. This is not true.

The law allows eligible employees to take off a total of 12 weeks per year. While you have the ability to do so on a continuous basis, this is not required. It is possible for a worker to break up the time off, such as a few days or weeks at a time. This may be necessary to accommodate a treatment schedule, for example.

Anybody who is interested in taking an FMLA leave should learn more about his or her rights. If you need more information on this topic, our website is a good place to start. We have a variety of tips and advice to point you in the right direction. If you want to learn more today, visit our “California Family Medical Leave Act Claims” webpage.

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