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US Department of Labor

The Family Medical Leave Act calls for covered employers to grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

  • for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;

  • for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;

  • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or

  • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.


For details and necessary forms, visit the FMLA site.

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