How often can I take FMLA leave?
An employee is limited to 12 weeks of FMLA leave during any one year period. However, what constitute a one-year period depends on how the employer defines it. Some employers allow 12 weeks of leave during a “rolling” 12 month period, where the 12-month period starts from the date an employee uses FMLA leave. Other employers count the one year period as a fiscal or calendar year. Finally, some employers begin the 12 month period on your anniversary date, i.e. you get 12 weeks every year starting on your hire date. You should check with your employer to see how the 12 month period is calculated.