Fmla Leave Duration Statistics Statistics

The average duration of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave taken by employees.

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"FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period."

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"Employees are eligible for FMLA leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months."

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"Once an employee has been with a company for a year, they need to have worked at least 1,250 hours to qualify for FMLA."

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"FMLA covers employers who have had at least 50 employees for 20 or more workweeks."

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"Only 59% of workers are covered by FMLA."

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"Approximately 18% of FMLA leave is taken by new fathers."

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"A 2012 survey indicated that approximately 40% of workers who needed FMLA leave did not take it."

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"In the case of adoption, leave may begin before the actual placement or adoption of a child."

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"It's reported that 36% of workers who took FMLA leave returned to a different job."

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"According to one survey, the most common duration for FMLA leave was about 10 days."

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"Approximately 75% of FMLA leave was taken for two weeks or less."

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"Roughly 42% of FMLA leave instances lasted five or fewer days."

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"Only 16% of eligible employees took FMLA leave in 2012."

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"Using intermittent FMLA leave, nearly 24% of leaves taken lasted less than one day."

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"According to a 2012 survey, almost half of the employees who did not take the FMLA leave they needed said they couldn’t afford it."

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