Military Exigency Leave

is a type of FMLA leave entitlement that helps families of members of the Armed Forces, National Guard, and Reserves manage their affairs while the member is on active duty in support of a contingency operation. An eligible employee can use 12 workweeks of FMLA job-protected leave for this purpose.

Use Military Exigency Leave...

when any qualifying exigency arises out of the fact that a spouse, child, or parent of an employee, who is on covered active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty in the Armed Forces. Categories in which FMLA exigency leave would apply include (1) Short-notice deployment; (2) Military events and related activities; (3) Childcare and school activities; (4) Financial and legal arrangements; (5) Counseling; (6) Rest and recuperation; (7) Post-deployment activities; and (8) Additional activities not encompassed in the other categories, but agreed to by the employer and employee.

How Do I Request a Military Exigency Leave?