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Is leave under the FMLA paid or unpaid?

Both. Accrued vacation and sick leave must be used when appropriate for FMLA qualifying purposes.  Once this time is exhausted, the employee reverts to unpaid status for the remainder of the FMLA leave. Employees with personal days and accrued compensatory leave may not be required to substitute such leave for FMLA leave.

Reviewed 2021-03-10