As we approach July 4th and Labor Day, employers are often asked about how Company approved holidays interact with FMLA leave.  DOES THE HOLIDAY COUNT AGAINST THE 12/26 WEEKS TOTAL?  An employee is entitled to up to 12 workweeks of FMLA leave for most qualifying reasons or up to 26 workweeks of FMLA for military caregiver leave.  When a holiday falls during a week in which an employee is taking the full week of FMLA leave, the entire week is counted as FMLA leave.  However, when a holiday falls during a week when an employee is taking less than the full week of FMLA leave, the holiday is not counted as FMLA leave, unless the employee was scheduled and expected to work on the holiday and used FMLA leave for that day.  If the employee is entitled to holiday pay while substituting paid leave for unpaid leave, the fact the…       Read More