Who can take leave under the Family Medical and Leave Act?

Eligibility

Which Oklahoma employees are eligible to take leave under the Family Medical and Leave Act?

In order to be eligible to take leave under the FMLA, an employee must:

  • work for a covered employer;
  • have worked 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of leave; (special hours of service rules apply to airline flight crew members)
  • work at a location where the employer has 50 or more employees within 75 miles; and
  • have worked for the employer for 12 months. The 12 months of employment are not required to be consecutive in order for the employee to qualify for FMLA leave. In general, only employment within seven years is counted unless the break in service is (1) due to an employee’s fulfillment of military obligations, or (2) governed by a collective bargaining agreement or other written agreement.

https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/fmla-faqs.htm#2

You can also go to the Oklahoma Employer’s Guide to the Family Medical and Leave Act by following this link.