Employees are eligible for FMLA protections only if they work for a covered employer, have worked for their employer for at least 12 months, meet the hours of service requirement during the 12 months preceding the start of leave, and work at a site where the employer employs at least 50 employees at the site or within 75 miles of the site.
Details for each eligibility criterion follow.
Hours of Service Requirement*
* Airline flight crew employees are subject to an alternate method of meeting the hours of service requirement. See Special Rules for Airline Flight Crew Employees.
50 Employees within 75 miles of Employee's Worksite
Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
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