First 10 days are unpaid
New employees qualify for emergency FMLA coverage after 30 days of employment. The first 10 working days taken off are unpaid. They may be covered with accrued paid time off, sick leave, or emergency paid sick leave.
Employees receive two thirds of pay after 10 days unpaid
After the first 10 days, employers must pay employees two thirds of their normal rate of pay up to $200 per day or the aggregate of $10,000. For employees with varying work hours, take the average number of hours they were scheduled to work in the six months prior to the start of their leave (or if a recent hire, then the reasonable average hours expected at the time of hire).
Employees who make more than the amounts listed above can be paid their full wages if the employer is able to cover these costs, but employers will only receive a tax credit up to those amounts.