The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave. Leave is available for 26 unpaid weeks for the care of a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.
The employee's payable leave will be substituted and run before the available FMLA time to keep the employee in a paid status for as long as he or she has payable benefits.
These links will direct you to the Department of Labor website for their compilation of frequently asked questions with regards to FMLA.
Going on a leave of absence may impact your insurance benefits. Please contact your Benefit Counselor in the Office of Human Resources with any questions.