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Answer: Under both the Oregon and federal leave laws, an eligible employee who has worked for you long enough to qualify may generally take up to 12 weeks of protected leave during a 12-month leave year, for various qualifying reasons.
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires covered employers to permit eligible employees to take 12 weeks of job-protected leave in a 12-month period for certain qualifying reasons.
In that situation, it is clear that the employee is entitled to a combined total of 26 weeks of leave during that single 12-month period and that no more than 12 of those weeks can be for the more traditional qualifying reason.

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