Family and Medical Leave Laws by State

Family and medical leave laws differ by state but not all states have their own laws covering employee sick leave. In states lacking such laws, federal FMLA guidelines must be followed by default. Also, employers must adhere to the family and medical leave statutes that provide the most protections to workers.

Click on your state in the map or list below for links to state-specific family and medical leave information, including statutes, regulations, and general government resources.

Alabama Kentucky North Dakota
Alaska Louisiana Ohio
Arizona Maine Oklahoma
Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming

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