The Family Medical Leave Act: Employee Eligibility


This post is one of a continuing series this week providing a useful refresher on the FMLA.

To be eligible for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits, an employee must satisfy all of the following:

The employee must have been employed by the employer for at least a total of 12 months before the commencement of the leave;

The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12 months immediately preceding the leave; and

The employee must work at a site at which the employer has 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius.

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