The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to employers with 50 or more employees within a 75-mile radius of a worksite. The FMLA gives workers 12-weeks of unpaid leave certain medical/health conditions of their own or of close family members. The FMLA also provides leave for family members of those serving in the military under certain circumstances.
Under some circumstances, employees may take FMLA leave on an intermittent or reduced schedule basis. That means an employee may take leave in separate blocks of time or by reducing the time he or she works each day or week for a single qualifying reason.