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Co-Worker couples: FMLA leave cut in half

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Q. I’ve heard that if both parents work for the same company and they have a child, they’re only allowed to take a combined 12 weeks of FMLA leave. Is that true? — J.S., Pennsylvania

A. Yes. If two eligible employees are husband and wife, they can take only up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave combined for the birth and care of a healthy newborn child.

But if the newborn has health problems, that changes things. Reason: Employees can take up to 12 weeks of leave to care for a child with a “serious” medical condition, regardless of the child’s age.

Both employees could also take up to 12 weeks of leave if either spouse suffers a serious health condition.

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