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Cue the Alice Cooper. As many school seasons have concluded for the summer, questions may remain as to how FMLA days are calculated during a school break.

FMLA regulations dictate that when an employer’s business activity has stopped, those days cannot be counted against an employee’s FMLA leave entitlement. This includes periods in which employees are not expected to report for work, such as Christmas break, spring break, and summer vacation. The concept is understood such that regardless of whether or not the employee is on FMLA leave, the employee is not expected to be working anyway.

Common sense and the law coexisting? Amazing.

Leave your comments with us, whether they involve your thoughts about FMLA for teachers or your plans during your school’s next break!

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