Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
allows employees who have completed one year of service and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the preceding 12 months to take up to a total of 12 weeks of unpaid leave in any 12 month period for the birth or adoption of a child; the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care; care for a child, spouse or parent with a serious health condition; or the employee's own serious health condition.
Also, there are two Military Leaves
that fall under FMLA
. These are:
Active Duty Leave
: Up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave may be granted because of any qualifying exigency for a spouse, child, or parent of a service member who is on active duty, or notified of an impending call or order to active duty in the Armed Forces (including the Reserves and National Guard, in support of a contingency operation); and,
Military Caregiver Leave
: Up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12‐month period may be granted to an employee who is the spouse, child, parent or next of kin of a service member undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, who is otherwise in outpatient status, or who is otherwise on the temporary disability retired list for a serious illness.