Tag: intermittent leave

Question: Can an employee take vacation time while on intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave? Answer: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations do not provide any restrictions in the area of utilizing vacation time for personal time off while on intermittent FMLA leave. However, the regulation does define deducting vacation pay to…

Question: Is there a minimum day amount employees need to be gone before they can use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave? For example, an employee found out yesterday that he needs to have a surgery today and will be out 5 – 8 days for recovery. Answer: Employers may exercise their discretion in…

Question: As a Vermont employer, aside from the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) we also have state FMLA and short-term family leave. If an employee has a medical appointment but puts in a request to use their paid time off (PTO) time to be paid, do we have to track this as intermittent…

Question: Can the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for a pregnancy (baby bonding time) be split up between multiple months? What if the employee is in California? Answer: Yes, the leave may be taken in partial days, weeks, or months, so long as it is taken within 12 months of the qualifying eligibility…