Qualifying Exigency Leave Law and Legal Definition

Qualifying exigency leave refers to a military family leave provision under FMLA (The Family & Medical Leave Act). The qualifying exigencies permit eligible employees who are family members of a covered military member to take FMLA leave to address the most common issues that arise when a covered military member is deployed. Qualifying exigency may include things such as making arrangements for childcare, making financial and legal arrangements, attending counseling relating to the active duty of the service member, or attending to farewell or arrival arrangements