FMLA—Family and Medical Leave Act allow employees to request up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave. Get the FMLA Forms for 2021 to request leave from your employer.
FMLA Forms are divided into two main categories. These categories are Certification of Healthcare Provider for a Serious Health Condition and Certification of Military Family Leave. The first category has two FMLA forms while the second has three.
These FMLA forms are as follows.
- WH 380 E for Employee’s Serious Health Condition
- WH 380 F for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
- WH 384 for Qualifying Exigency
- WH 385 for Military Caregiver Leave of a Current Servicemember
- WH 385 V for Military Caregiver Leave of a Veteran
To start filling out FMLA forms, click here.
Before we get to who can request FMLA leave, let’s dive into a bit deeper. In any situation, you are required to go on leave to take care of a family member for medical reasons or for yourself, you can request FMLA leave. This will allow you to secure your job and your employer cannot terminate you for the leave.
The common qualifying reasons for FMLA leave include maternity and paternity leave, foster care placement, taking care of a family member, and being unable to work due to a serious health condition.
FMLA Requirements 2021
The employees who are going to request FMLA leave from their employees must be eligible. Here are the FMLA requirements for every employee.
- You must be working for a covered employer.
- A covered employer is an employer who has at least 50 employees working for him or her within 75-mile radius of the worksite.
- You must be working for at least 12 months for the employer from the date the FMLA leave begins.
- If you haven’t filled your 12 months at the time of applying for FMLA leave but will finish 12 months at the time of leave, you qualify.
- You must have worked for at least 1,250 hours in the past 12 months.
- 1,250 hours roughly equal to 24 hours per week. With that said, most part-time employees can be eligible for FMLA leave
These are the basic requirements for FMLA leave. As long as all the conditions by the employer and the employee is met, there isn’t any reason for the FMLA leave to be denied. However, this is assuming the reason for leave is solid and meets the Department of Labor guidelines.