Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for family, medical reasons, and leave for military families. Eligible employees are those that:

  • have been employed with the University at least 12 months (prior service included) and,
  • have worked at least 1,250 hours with the University in the 12 month period preceding the leave.
  • If the eligibility criteria is met, FMLA may be taken for the following reasons:
  • birth of an employee’s child(ren), adoption, or placement of a child with the employee for foster care (leaves for birth, adoption, or foster care must be taken within 12 months of the event);
  • to care for a family member that has a serious health condition (spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent);
  • to care for your own serious health condition;
  • military leave; or
  • to address qualifying exigencies.

A qualifying exigency leave may be taken for the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, (including children over the age of 18), or parent who has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty in the Reserves or National Guard.  

Leave for the care of adult son or daughter (at least 18 years or older) is not covered unless required as a result of “mental or physical disability” as those terms are defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Cady Holmes-Muskovin

Compliance Specialist II

Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion