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FMLA: Missouri

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


  • Missouri does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • Disabilities caused by pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth or related medical conditions are temporary disabilities (for job-related purposes) and must be treated as such under any disability insurance or sick leave plan. See Pregnancy Disability Leave.
  • Other types of leave may be available to Missouri 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.