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Leave of Absence (FMLA) (including FMLA (Leave of Absence))
National Summary
Leave of absence laws give employees the right to leave for a variety of reasons—personal or family illness, pregnancy, military service, family military leave, and other personal reasons. A leave of absence of between 12 and 26 weeks must be given to qualifying employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The medical leave act provisions require covered employers to grant leave to eligible employees for their own serious health conditions, to care for a covered family member with a serious health condition, and for family military leave for a qualifying exigency or to care for a seriously injured or ill servicemember or veteran.
The family leave provisions also require covered employers to grant leave to eligible employees after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child, to bond with the child.
Ohio Summary
Some states have laws that require private employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness, but Ohio does not have such a law.
However, Ohio employers with 50 or more employees are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Ohio employers with fewer than 50 employees are free to provide paid or unpaid family leave or not, at their own discretion.

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