HR Approved Leaves

HR Approved Leaves

(90 days or less)

For most employees leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), leave for three months or less, will meet your needs. The FMLA entitles eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. For more information about the FMLA, review this –FMLA Information Video.  Also see the FMLA Information PosterBecause FMLA is an unpaid leave, the leave is run concurrently with the employee’s available paid leave time (i.e., personal illness leave, vacation, etc.). Under the FMLA, employees may take leaves as follows:

Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:

  • the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
  • the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;
  • to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
  • a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
  • any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;” or

Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).

Below are the steps to apply for FMLA leave.

Step 1: Read the information about the type of leave you are seeking.  

Step 2: Determine whether you are eligible for FMLA leave by clicking here to complete this FMLA Eligibility Form.

Step 3: If you meet the eligibility requirements for FMLA, the Leaves Team will provide you with full application materials that are specific to the leave that you are seeking. If you are not eligible for FMLA, a Leaves Team member will contact you with alternatives to FMLA leave, which may include short term unpaid leave or unpaid leave under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Step 4: Submit the completed and signed leaves application that was provided to you and await a decision regarding your request for leave. Click here to submit your application online -Online Leaves Application Submission.