The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) ensures eligible employees for up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year for qualified reasons. Under FMLA, the University may require eligible employees to substitute accrued paid time in lieu of unpaid time. The associate director of benefits & wellness administers the FMLA program for the University, including determining employee eligibility, notification, required reporting, and any return-to-work issues.
On January 16, 2009, new regulations were issued under the FMLA. These new regulations expand leave for military personnel and their family members under certain conditions. Changes were also made to the notification and certification provisions associated with the FMLA. In addition, the regulations clarify employer and employee obligations under the Act. See the links below for more detail.
For more information, contact the benefits & wellness office at ext. 1365 or refer to your Policy manual. Additional information, including Fact Sheets, can be found at http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/.