The FMLA provides up to twelve workweeks of leave in a calendar year for the following reasons:
- An employee’s own serious health condition;
- The serious health condition of the employee’s child, spouse (domestic partner – see applicable contract or policy) or parent;
- The birth of a child; or
- Bonding with the employee’s newborn, newly adopted child, or a child newly placed in the employee’s foster care. Leave taken for this purpose must be completed within a year of the birth or placement in the adoptive or foster home.