Under the FMLA, employees may take leave in several ways—continuous leave is just one type of FMLA leave that employees can take. In certain circumstances, leave can be taken intermittently or on a reduced-leave schedule basis.
Intermittent leave is taken in separate blocks (for example, a week of leave here and there), rather than continuously.
Reduced-leave schedule decreases an employee’s usual number of hours per workweek or per workday (for example, a change from full-time status to part-time status).
In general, an employee may take intermittent leave or reduced leave, only if the