FMLA Insights says that a 12-month rolling period begins on a big day of the year, like when an employee is hired, and not on Jan. 1. When figuring out how much leave an employee has earned, a rolling 12-month period is often used. This period can start on a different date for each employee in a company.
FMLA Insights says that a rolling 12-month period is often used to count backwards when figuring out how much leave an employee has used. If an employee gets four weeks of paid leave per year and uses one day on March 23 and another day on July 3, the employee gets an extra day of paid leave on the anniversary of each date. If an employee asks for time off and the human resources department sees that the employee has already taken four weeks of time off in the past 12 months, the employee is not allowed to take time off. Companies use a rolling 12-month period to make sure that employees don’t take more time off than they are allowed.
Schiff Hardin LLP says that when an employer uses a 12-month rolling period, the amount of leave each employee can use is updated every day. Depending on the company’s attendance policy, an employee who takes more time off than they are allowed to in a rolling 12-month period may get in trouble.