Family and Medical Leave Act Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How much leave am I entitled to under the Family and Medical Leave Act?

  • 2. How much notice must an employee give before taking FMLA leave?

  • 3. Does the Family and Medical Leave Act guarantee paid time off?

  • 4. Can the employer count leave taken due to pregnancy complications against the 12 weeks of FMLA leave for the birth and care of my child?

  • 5. Is an employee required to follow an employer’s normal call-in procedures when taking FMLA leave?

  • 6. Who is considered an immediate "family member," under the Family and Medical Leave Act, for purposes of taking FMLA leave?

  • 7. Do I have to give my employer my medical records for FMLA leave due to a serious health condition?

  • 8. Can my employer require me to return to work before I exhaust my FMLA leave?

  • 9. Can my employer refuse to grant me FMLA leave?

  • 10. Are there other circumstances in which my employer can deny me FMLA leave or reinstatement to my job?

Temporary Disability Leave: Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is TDL?

  • 2. What can TDL be used for?

  • 3. How long can I be off on TDL?

  • 4. Am I still eligible for my health insurance benefits while on TDL?

  • 5. What kind of job protection does it offer me?

  • 6. How do I apply for TDL?