Currently, there are no federal legal requirements for paid sick
leave. For companies subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA),
the Act does require unpaid sick leave. FMLA provides provides for up to 12
weeks of unpaid leave for certain medical situations for either the employee or
a member of the employee's immediate family. In many instances paid leave may
be substituted for unpaid FMLA leave.
Employees are eligible to take FMLA leave if they have worked for
their employer for at least 12 months, and have worked for at least 1,250 hours
over the previous 12 months, and work at a location where at least 50 employees
are employed by the employer within 75 miles.
DOL Web Pages on This
The elaws FMLA Advisor
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
FMLA provides for unpaid sick leave.
Look here for specific information about FMLA leave.
Coverage Under the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Fact Sheet
General information about
who is covered by the FLSA.