Family Medical Leave Act
entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons. Employees may elect to use other accumulated paid leave credits for the leave, consistent with normal requirements for receiving approval for such leave. If paid leave is used, the FMLA leave is paid with the employee receiving pay, service credit, and fringe benefits.
Use FMLA ...
for the birth and care of a newborn child of the employee;
for placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care;
to take care of a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition;
to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work due to a serious health condition;
for any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that an employee's spouse, child, or parent is on covered active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty, in the Armed Forces.
How Do I Request an FMLA Leave?