The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires a public agency or school district or a private employer of 50 of more employees to comply with FMLA.
If you work for an employer that is covered by the FMLA, and you have worked for that employer at least 1250 hours in the last 12 months, you are an eligible employee. You can take up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave in any 12-month period for a variety of reasons including: serious health condition you may take FMLA leave to care for your spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition and when you are unable to work because of your own serious health condition. The most common serious health conditions that qualify for FMLA leave are:
1) conditions requiring an overnight stay in a hospital or other medical care facility;
2) conditions that incapacitate you or your family member (for example, unable to work or attend school) for more than 3 consecutive days and have ongoing medical treatment (either multiple appointments with a health care provider, or a single appointment and follow-up care such as prescription medication);
3) chronic conditions that cause occasional periods when you or your family member are incapacitated and require treatment by a health care provider at least twice a year; and
4) pregnancy (including prenatal medical appointments, incapacity due to morning sickness, and medically required bed rest).
Military Family Leave
The FMLA also provides certain military family leave entitlements. You may take FMLA leave for specified reasons related to certain military deployments. Additionally, you may take up to 26 weeks of FMLA leave in a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness.
See the Dept. of Labor employee guide
for more information.