Q. How should I calculate the number of hours to charge to an employee’s 12-week
A. According to the Department of Labor’s regulations, an employee is entitled to the equivalent of 12 regular “workweeks” of . Different employees have different workweeks depending on the number of hours they work.
More specifically, an employer should determine an employee’s workweek by calculating the average number of hours that person actually worked in the 12-week period immediately preceding the start of the leave. If the employee averaged 55 hours per week, then she would be entitled to 660 hours of FMLA leave, which could be used intermittently or as one dozen 55-hour weeks.
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