Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
To be eligible for FMLA an employee must have worked for at least 12 months prior to the leave and have worked at least 1,250 hours in that 12-month period. You must also work at a site with at least 50 employees within 75 miles. Notification for FMLA leave must be 30 days prior, if foreseeable and as soon as possible if not foreseeable. If an employee fails to provide required notice, the District may delay or deny the FMLA protected leave. The District will provide the employee notice in writing within 5 business days of receiving enough information to determine whether the leave qualifies for FMLA.
FMLA leave can be used for:
- Birth of a child, or placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care
- Your own serious health condition
- To care for a family member with a serious health condition
- Because of a qualifying exigency arising with an immediate family member who is a member of the Armed Services
- To care for a family member who is a covered service member with a serious health condition
FMLA gives any employee who qualifies, 12 weeks of unpaid leave in one calendar year (July 1- June 30). This leave can be extended to 26 weeks if you are caring for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness. District annual leave days will run consecutively with FMLA. All FMLA leave will require that documentation be filled out by your health care provider (or family member’s health care provider). Failure to have this paperwork filled out could result in denial of your FMLA leave. Please look over the FMLA Procedures and Policies to answer some of your questions, or For more detailed information, reference Board Policy GBBDA.