Leave to care for a newborn child or for a newly placed child must conclude within 12 months after the birth or placement. Spouses employed by the same employer may be limited to a combined total of 12 work weeks of family leave for the following reasons:
- Birth and care of a child
- For the placement of a child for adoption or foster care, and to care for the newly placed child; and,
- To care for an employee's parent who has a serious health condition.