How to Request FMLA Leave In Oklahoma Easily

Parental Leave Requests & Benefits How to Request FMLA Leave In Oklahoma Easily

How to Request FMLA Leave In Oklahoma Easily

Welcoming a new child into your family is an exciting and busy time for all parents. You must complete many preparations in anticipation of your baby's arrival, including applying for parental leave. If you're an  and are wondering about FMLA and how to use it, DoNotPay can help!

There are several leave options that new parents can consider after the birth of their baby. FMLA is a federal labor law that Oklahoma residents can use to secure time away from work and that their job will be waiting for them when they return. This process can be time-consuming and stressful to handle on your own, but you have DoNotPay to help with everything! 

Who is Eligible for Parental Leave in Oklahoma?

There is no state-mandated . However, some employers offer paid paternity or maternity leave. It's also typically possible to use your annual sick leave or vacation days as paid time off with your new baby. In addition to these resources, workers who meet certain conditions are eligible for unpaid FMLA leave.

What is FMLA?

The term FMLA stands for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. It is a federal labor law that protects workers from dismissal, wage alteration, and loss of health insurance during time away from work. The birth of a new baby or adoption or foster care placement of a new child makes workers eligible for an unpaid leave of up to 12 weeks. 

Oklahoma residents can apply for leave under FMLA to ensure they are granted time at home with their new child and that they will not lose their job while they're away. FMLA also provides your wages won't be diminished when you return and that you won't lose health insurance coverage while you're not working. 

Can I Get Paid While on FMLA Leave?

FMLA is unpaid leave. You can take up to 12 weeks off from work, but you will not receive a paycheck during this time.

Which Oklahoma Residents are Eligible for FMLA?

Unfortunately, FMLA does not cover all workers. Before you decide to apply, you must be confident that you meet the following conditions:

  • You have worked for your employer for at least 12 months.
  • During those 12 months, you worked at least 1,250 hours.
  • Your place of employment has at least 50 workers within a 75-mile radius of the worksite.

How to Request FMLA Leave By Yourself in Oklahoma

If you want to complete the FMLA application process by yourself, you can do so by taking the following steps:

  1. Determine whether or not you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. Locate the appropriate paperwork and print it out.
  3. Have your work supervisor fill out the appropriate forms.
  4. Take additional documents to your health care provider and have them fill them out.
  5. Submit all completed forms within 15 days of their completion.

How to Get Parental Leave with DoNotPay

If you feel overwhelmed by the process of locating forms and ensuring they're completed and submitted correctly, DoNotPay is here to help. In just six easy steps, we can take care of this process and are even able to complete most of it on your behalf.

  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.

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