Family Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) gives certain job protections to employees when balancing work responsibilities with the demands of personal illness or injury or in caring for family members. If you or your employee need to be out for an extended period of time, please contact Employment Services at 974-2575.

FMLA provides an entitlement of up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave during any 12-month period to eligible, covered employees for the following reasons:

  1. birth and care of the eligible employee's child, or placement for adoption or foster care of a child with the employee;
  2. care of an immediate family member (spouse, child, parent) who has a serious health condition; or
  3. care of the employee's own serious health condition.

It also requires that employee's group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

More information about FMLA can be found on the United States Department of Labor website.