Am I entitled to paid leave under the FMLA?
No. The FMLA only requires unpaid leave. However, the law permits an employee to elect, or the employer to require the employee, to use accrued paid leave, such as vacation or sick leave, for some or all of the FMLA leave period. When paid leave is substituted for unpaid family medical leave, it may be counted against the 12-week FMLA leave entitlement if the employee is properly notified of the designation when the leave begins.