My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Texas

How long does a company have to approve or deny your FMLA paper work? I looked it up on the internet and it stated 5 days to approve or deny. Our company has taken 2 weeks to months to approve FMLA, legally is there anything that can be done to speed up the process to find out if you are approved or denied? I am also told they are behind in the application process and this was told to me by an employee who works in the data entry for FMLA.