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Milwaukee Wisconsin Employment Law Blog

What are my rights under the FMLA?

Many employers offer vacation time and sick leave to help accommodate employees who need to miss work. However, in some cases, employees need to leave work for long periods of time and have not been able to accrue enough vacation time or sick leave. Fortunately, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees can receive additional leave under certain circumstances.

The FMLA provides many employees with 12 weeks of unpaid leave over a period of 12 months. During this period of unpaid leave, the FMLA will protect the job of the employee. That way, at the end of the period of leave, the employee will be able to return to their original job or an equivalent job.