Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for certain family and medical reasons. Now understand that time guaranteed under the law is unpaid, but the law firm it’s an employee to elect or the employer to require the use of accrued paid vacation or sick time for some or all of the leave period. When paid leave a substituted for unpaid leave it may be counted against the 12-week of period guaranteed under. The law employees are eligible to take Family and Medical Leave if they’ve worked for their employer for at least 12 months, and have worked at least 1250 hours within that time, and work at a location where at least 50 employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles. For more information about Family and Medical Leave, contact an experienced attorney in your area today.