Department of Human Resources

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

While FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per Federal guidelines, the college's practice is based on the Paid Time Off (PTO) policy and collective bargaining agreements.

FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons.

Employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, and at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work at a location where the college employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles.

If you find the need to take the FMLA leave, please complete the request for FMLA form in OberView

If approved, an eligible employee may be granted up to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

•    for the birth of a son or daughter, and to care for the newborn child;

•    for the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care, and to care for the newly placed child;

•    to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent - but not a parent "in-law") with a serious health condition; and

•    when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.

Intermittent/Reduced Schedule Leave may be taken when medically necessary to care for a seriously ill family member, or because of the employee's serious health condition, or other circumstances. 

Military Family Leave provisions allow FMLA protections specific to the needs of military families. For further information on this leave, you may view the FMLA Military Guide .