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FMLA: Tennessee

FMLA requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan A.P. Woodhouse, Littler


  • Generally, family and medical leave laws require covered employers to provide eligible employees with job-protected leaves of absence for qualifying reasons. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • A covered employer may be required to provide an eligible employee with leave for pregnancy, childbirth, adoption or nursing of an infant. See Leave for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Adoption or Nursing of an Infant.
  • Other types of leave may be available to Tennessee employees - some required by federal, state or local law, and some provided by company policy, as well as several sources of income replacement. See Interaction of Leave Laws.