Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
FMLA Eligibility and Qualification Requirements
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a benefit that allows qualified employees to have up to 12 weeks of leave per fiscal year. The law allows eligible employees to take job-protected leave for the birth or adoption of a child, for the care of a child(under the age of 18), spouse or parent with a serious health condition, for the employee’s own serious health condition, or for the care of a covered military service member.
Employees must qualify for leave under the FMLA before such leave can be granted; two criteria must be met:
- Employees must have a total of at least 12 months of state service (excludes breaks in state service greater than seven (7) years, with the exception of military service)
- Must have physically worked 1,250 hours with the state within the 12 months prior to the need for FMLA leave.
Note: Full time, Part time, and Temporary staff employees are eligible for FMLA leave if the above requirements are met.
Serious Health Condition, Defined:
An illness, injury, impairment or physical/mental condition that involves:
- An overnight stay in a hospital, hospice or residential medical care facility, including any period of incapacity or subsequent treatment in connection with the inpatient care
- Continuing treatment by a health care provider, including:
- incapacity of more than three consecutive full calendar days and any subsequent treatment or period of incapacity relating to the same condition that involves treatment two or more times by a health care provider;
- treatment that results in a regimen of treatment under the provider’s supervision. Examples of a continuing regimen of treatment include physical therapy relative to the condition and prescribed medication other than over the counter medication.
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