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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Benefits

Program Description

The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division enforces the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides workplace protections - unpaid, job protected leave - to those living with a serious health condition, including HIV/AIDS.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for the protections of the FMLA you must work for the government or work for a private employer and meet certain other conditions.

An employee of a private entity must meet all of the following conditions:
  • Work for an employer that employs at least 50 people
  • Work for an employer that employs at least 50 people within 75 miles of your jobsite
  • Have worked for the employer for at least 12 months
  • Have worked at least 1250 hours in the last 12 months

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For a description of employee rights and responsibilities under FMLA for employees working for employers covered by the act visit the FMLA Employee Guide.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program go to the FMLA homepage.