The Family and Medical Leave Act (the FMLA) protects your job if you need to take time off for a serious health condition or due to pregnancy. The serious health condition can be your own or a family members. Fathers can take paternity leave under the FMLA to help care for the baby. Employers with at least fifty (50) employees within a seventy-five (75) mile radius of your workplace are covered by the FMLA. You are protected by the FMLA if you have worked for the employer for at least a year and worked at least 1,250 hours in the past year.