For Intermittent FMLA - can your employer make you take your PTO time?

I have been approved for up to 3 days a month for intermittent FMLA. My employer has been making me use PTO/Vacation Days when I am out. I thought FMLA was an unpaid day (if needed) to secure your position. Can your employer make you use your PTO time for FMLA?

1 answer  |  asked May 18, 2015 2:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

Answers (1)

Reagan Weaver
I haven't researched this recently, but it has been my understanding that the employer can require the use of paid leave for FMLA whether it is continuous or intermittent. You can get pretty reliable confirmation of this most likely by going to the federal department of labor website. I expect they have an FAQ on this question. They may have a cite there to the regulation that controls. I'd recommend that you check it out to be certain.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  May 18, 2015 2:58 PM [EST]

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