No. Short-term disability (STD) is a benefit that replaces all or a portion of an employee's income when he/she is out of work due to an approved, nonwork-related illness or injury. Although different from FMLA leave, STD may run concurrently with FMLA leave, depending upon your employer's policy.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that gives employees job-protected, unpaid time off for certain family and medical events. It is not an income-replacement benefit.
Many state laws provide family and medical leave rights different from or in addition to what is provided under the federal FMLA.
For example, some state laws extend family and medical leave rights to domestic partners of employees. Domestic partners are not covered under the federal FMLA.
The FMLA permits employees to take leave on an intermittent basis or to work a reduced schedule under certain circumstances.
You should contact your Human Resources representative or your company's FMLA policy for more information on intermittent or reduced-schedule leave.
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