Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees to take unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks. Unpaid leave that exceeds 12 weeks will not be covered by the FMLA. What FMLA does is that it secures the employee’s job rather than granting the employee a paid leave. Every employee can go on FMLA leave for up to 12 weeks every year.
If the leave is for medical reasons, the healthcare provider will have to write down the estimated days that the employee needs. There are a number of FMLA forms that employees need to use accordingly to go on FMLA leave.
The following list explains each FMLA Form and its purpose.
- WH-380-E for Medical Leave
- WH-380-F for Medical Leave for a Family Member
- WH-384 for Military Family Leave
- WH-385 for Medical Leave Covered by a Military Service Member
All of these forms can be found on our website. You can view, fill out, download, and print off the forms without the need for any third-party software. Just click on the form in the list above and you’ll open the form in a new tab on your browser.
The leave times for each FMLA form is the same. So you can go on a job-protected FMLA leave for a medical reason for yourself or your family for 12 weeks. However, your employer can allow you to provide additional time off if he chooses. In conclusion, after the initial 12 weeks of leave ends, it is all about your employer but during that time, you don’t need to worry about your job at all.