FMLA

Do company holidays count toward my FMLA days off?

The answer to your question depends on whether you were planning on taking the full week off or working on a part-time schedule allowed under FMLA.

If you were planning on taking the full week and the holiday happens to fall within that week, the holiday is counted towards your FMLA leave. For example, if you are taking 12 continuous full weeks for maternity leave, and the holiday falls within those 12 weeks, it is counted as an FMLA leave day. If, however, your whole company has a ‘shutdown’ for a one or two week period for a holiday or closing, it will not count toward your FMLA leave.

If you are on a reduced work schedule, meaning you work part-time hours or a couple of days a week, and the holiday falls within that week, it is not counted toward your FMLA days with one exception. If you are scheduled to work on that specific holiday and take off, it will count toward your FMLA days.

So, basically, if you were planning on taking the whole week under FMLA, the holiday is most likely counted toward your FMLA leave days. If you are on a part-time schedule and not scheduled to work on the holiday, it should not count toward your FMLA leave days.

For additional information on the Family and Medical Leave act, here is the link to the Department of Labor website https://www.dol.gov/whd/workers.htm.

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