The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for the following reasons:
FMLA also provides military family leave entitlements. Eligible employees whose spouse, son, daughter or parent is on covered active duty may use their 12-week leave entitlement to address certain qualifying exigencies. FMLA also includes a special leave entitlement that permits eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the service member's spouse son, daughter, parent, or next of kin.
Employees are eligible for FMLA after they have reached 1 year of employment and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last 12 months.
Employees that are absent for at least 3 or more consecutive working days may be eligible to take leave under the FMLA. Employees may elect to use earned sick, annual, personal, and/or compensatory leave to remain in a paid status while utilizing FMLA. Employees may also choose to use anticipated sick, annual, and/or personal leave in accordance with anticipation rules. All forms of paid leave used will be counted towards the employee's annual FMLA entitlement.
If you have questions or would like more information on FMLA, contact Michelle Holbein, Benefits Manager, at (570) 662-4055 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.