Health Care Reform Resource Center
33 Davis Brown Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America 2014
Davis Brown Attorneys Named Among Best in the U.S.
Immigration Client Resource Center
Voted Des Moines' Best Law Firm

Davis Brown Employment and Labor Law Blog

HR Quick Takes: FMLA Hours - January 22, 2020

Q: Is FMLA 480 hours under every circumstance?


A: No, the FMLA uses something called the fluctuating work week. If an employee is normally scheduled 40 hours then it’s 480. If they are scheduled 35 on a regular basis, then the FMLA allotment is 420 hours.  If the week is a 50-hour week, it is 600 hours.

HR Quick Takes features client questions and answers from Iowa employment attorneys. If you have a question you’d like answered, email

Davis Brown Law Firm blogs, legal updates, and other content are for educational and informational purposes only. This is not legal advice and it does not create an attorney/client relationship between Davis Brown and readers. Each circumstance is different; readers should consult an attorney to understand how this content relates to their personal situation. You should not use Davis Brown blogs or content as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state. Reproduction of Davis Brown content without written consent is prohibited.