Is the FMLA Paid? Here’s What You Should Know

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If you have recently had a child or have faced an unexpected event that requires undivided attention, you may qualify for the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Continue reading to learn more and reach out to our skilled Chesterfield County FMLA attorney. Our firm is on your side.

Will I still get paid while on FMLA?

It is unfortunate that employers are not mandated to pay their employees while they are on family medical leave. But, in some instances, employers will choose to pay their employees anyway. The main advantage of qualifying for FMLA is that you can take 12 weeks off of work without having to stress about your job being removed or given to another employee. With rare exceptions, the law states that anyone out on family medical leave is secured in their position, or a substantially equivalent one, upon their return to the job.

Because of this, if you have recently returned to the workforce and found that your employer had terminated your position or gave it to another employee, you should strongly consider reaching out to our firm today to speak with our experienced Midlothian employment attorney. Our firm is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to handle matters associated with FMLA. Our firm is ready to put in the work required to help you achieve the outcome you need to move forward. Give us a call today to get started. 

Does the FMLA cover pregnancy?

Pregnancy, in addition to raising a baby shortly after childbirth, is protected under FMLA. With that being said, just being pregnant or having a child is not enough to entitle an individual to this leave. Keep in mind that employees who work for companies with 50 or more employees who live within a 75-mile radius of the company and who work for at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months will qualify. Because of this, if you meet these criteria, you should be permitted up to 12 weeks of family medical leave.

If you have further questions about pregnancy and the FMLA, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. Our firm is on your side. We are just one call away.


At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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