Are you having a baby or is your spouse?
Do you have a serious medical condition that requires treatment?
Do you have to take care of a family member who has a serious medical condition?
If you answered "yes" to any one of these questions, you may be able to take unpaid leave from your job under a federal law called the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The law provides unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks each year to:
Most Local 812 contracts have medical leave that allows more time off than Federal law. Check your contract or call Local 812 to find out how much leave you can take.
A serious medical condition is one that lasts for three or more consecutive days and requires ongoing treatment—not a cold.
If you have a chronic health condition, like a back or knee injury, you can also qualify for "intermittent leave" under the FMLA. This allows you to take unpaid time off when you need it to treat your condition.
Do you qualify? There are some requirements:
If you're taking FMLA leave, be sure to follow all of your employer's guidelines for taking leave.
Taking FMLA leave isn't usually hard. But it's a federal law and sometimes issues can get complicated.
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