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I've been employed by the U.S. Postal Service since Nov. 98.

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I've been employed by the U.S. Postal Service since Nov. 98. Went on sick leave Nov 2015, wife was having a second major back surgery. Complications ensued, awaiting a third back surgery. Wife is incapacitated, requires constant care. Requested FMLA, denied based on the fact I hadn't worked enough hours. Hours given by our HR Office listed current hours worked at 1091. If my work hours had been calculated from the end of the Federal Fy year of 2014 to Nov 2015 I have more than enough duty hours. If the work hours are calculated from Jan 2015 to Nov 2015. I have the required hours. I have been on leave since Nov 2015 to present. Confused.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  hrpro37 replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

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The requirement from hours is 1,250 hours in the 12 months preceding the FMLA leave date. So if you are just now requesting FMLA leave, the calculated time would be from now back to July 2015.

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Thank you,

Amber

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