How to Apply for FMLA Leave In Delaware the Easy Way

Parental Leave Requests & Benefits How to Apply for FMLA Leave In Delaware the Easy Way

How to Apply for FMLA Leave In Delaware the Easy Way

Whether you're pregnant or adopting a child, you're looking forward to time bonding with your new child. This time is essential to recover from a pregnancy and care for a baby, and you don't want to work.

Delaware is one of the states that doesn't mandate employers need to offer time off for new parents. However, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides you the time off you need while protecting your job until you're ready to return. It can be a hassle to apply for FMLA, but DoNotPay can make it a snap.

Who Is Eligible for Parental Leave in Delaware?

Delaware doesn't have a system set up that requires companies to offer parental leave to new parents. When you sign up for FMLA, your employer has to provide you with time off without replacing you during your period of leave.

Paid Parental Leave in Delaware

In Delaware, there isn't any guaranteed paid parental leave. In some cases, your company might offer a parental leave program that provides you with pay. You can always ask your company about using leftover sick time and vacation days during your FMLA leave to provide you with some income.

What is FMLA?

In 1993, Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, which created a new labor law. This new labor law required employers to hold a position open for an employee who qualifies for and uses FMLA. It protects them from missing time at work due to a medical condition or some family situations, such as a new baby.

How to Use FMLA to Take Unpaid Leave in Delaware

In Delaware, there are a few criteria that you need to meet to use FMLA. These include:

  • Work for a company with more than 50 employees
  • Worked with the company for more than a year
  • Worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months
  • Provide 30 days notice if possible. If that isn't practical, you need to let your employer know as soon as you do

How to Apply for FMLA in Delaware by Yourself

When you need to apply for FMLA in Delaware by yourself, it isn't always easy, and it can be time-consuming. Here's a look at a few of the steps:

  1. Determine your eligibility
  2. Provide information about your medical condition or circumstances
  3. Ask for medical certification
  4. Let your employer know the status of your eligibility
  5. Provide your employer with your designation certification

Solve the Challenges of Applying for FMLA in Delaware With the Help of DoNotPay

When you're expecting a baby or have another medical condition, you need to take time off from work, but find a way to have one when you're ready to go back. FMLA is the way to do it, but it can be a pain trying to handle the process alone. Use the DoNotPay app to make it easier.

If you want to request parental leave but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 6 easy steps:

  1. Tell us which state you work in (if you work in CA, NY, NJ, MA, WA, or DC, your state has a paid family leave program).


  2. Choose whether you want us to apply to the program for you or contact your employer with your leave request. If you want to apply for the program, we will walk you through the questions on the form and mail the application form for you.


  3. If you want us to contact your employer, enter your leave details, including the starting date, number of weeks of leave, and how many weeks of paid leave you are requesting (for example, you may take a 12 week leave, but only request 8 weeks of paid leave to make the request reasonable).


  4. Indicate whether you are the birth parent or not (birth parents have a few additional legal protections).


  5. Enter the name of your company and the person to address this request to.


  6. Select whether you want us to email the request to your employer on your behalf.


DoNotPay Works Across all States with the Click of a Button

Your friends and family are going to be impressed by how quickly you were able to get FMLA in Delaware. DoNotPay can provide help with FMLA in a variety of states, such as:

See your state’s specific requirements to learn more:

CaliforniaOhioOklahomaHawaiiSouth Dakota
CaliforniaNew YorkLouisianaNew JerseyNew Mexico
TexasMassachusettsRhode IslandFlorida
MichiganTennesseeNew HampshireWisconsin
North CarolinaColoradoHawaiiIndiana
AlabamaArkansasMississippiSouth Carolina

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

After successfully applying for FMLA in Delaware using the DoNotPay app, you'll be excited to learn that it can help you with other things. These include:

Start checking items off your to-do list with the DoNotPay app. Contact us to learn more.

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