No. FMLA leave is not paid.
How much leave can I get?
The federal FMLA allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per 12-month period. The state of Connecticut FMLA allows up to 16 weeks of unpaid leave per 24-month period (or up to 24 weeks if you are a state of Connecticut employee).
Do I have to take my leave all at once?
No. You can take it in a way that meets the sick person’s medical needs. You can
- take it all at once,
- take it as needed, or
- reduce your regular hours – for example, so you can go to weekly doctor’s appointments.
Will I lose my health benefits while I am on leave?
No. Your employer must continue your health benefits while you are on leave. You will continue to pay the same amount for your benefits.
Your employer must also continue providing the same coverage for any other benefits you may have, such as life and disability insurance, sick leave, educational benefits, and pension.
Can I get my old job back after my leave is over?
You have the right to get your old job back. If that job isn’t available, your employer must give you a similar job with equivalent pay.
If you took the leave because you were sick and you can’t do your old job anymore, the state of Connecticut FMLA law (but not the federal FMLA law) says your employer must give you a job that is suited to your physical condition.