Question: Are the 1,250 hours counted for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave eligibility to include services performed from prior employers?

Answer: In the event that the prior employer was an agency hired by your company to provide work for your company and that employee did facilitate work, any time worked under that employer would be added to the eligibility requirement as your current employee. Data records of hours worked from both organizations would be used to determine whether 1,250 hours had been worked in the 12 months prior to the commencement of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. This can typically be obtained by contacting the prior employer and explaining the situation without release of the specific medical situation.