What is the difference between continuous and intermittent FMLA leave?

A continuous leave would be when all days for one leave purpose are taken consecutively or all at once.  FMLA leave does not have to be taken in a single continuous period. In most circumstances, employees eligible for FMLA leave may take such leave intermittently – in separate blocks of time rather than on a single occasion for a single qualifying reason. If intermittent leave is advised by an employee’s healthcare provider, a medical certification would need to include pertinent details on the nature of the leave.

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