Yes, employees can take recurring time off throughout the year. PFL benefits can be taken in daily increments in intermittent intervals, such as every Monday to, for example, take your mom to her chemotherapy sessions. You can take that day routinely under Paid Family Leave without having to use up your sick time or vacation days (unless your employer’s FMLA
policy requires it).
It’s important to understand that Paid Family Leave does not allow you to take leave in hourly or partial-day increments.
For example, if you just need a couple hours for those chemotherapy appointments, you’d have to take the entire day from a Paid Family Leave standpoint.
If a qualifying event stretches over more than 52 consecutive weeks (1 full year), a new request must be submitted before the next 52-week period begins. So, if your family member’s condition lasts longer than one year, you’ll need to make another request for PFL for the second year.