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- Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor

Administering FMLA Entitlements

The FMLA allows eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for up to a total of 12 workweeks in any 12 months for certain family and medical reasons and up to 26 workweeks in a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness.

It is the employer's responsibility to select the 12-month leave year.

Continue to Selecting a 12-Month Leave Year or Return to the Employer Rights and Responsibilities Menu.