Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

December 19, 2018


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.

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

Application Details

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

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