Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

FMLA requires Employers to  provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for the following reasons:

  • Incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth
  • To care for the employee's child after birth or placement for adoption or foster care
  • To care for the employee's spouse, son, daughter or parent who has a serious health condition; or
  • For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee's job

Eligible employees whose spouse, son, daughter or parent is on covered active duty or called to cover active duty status may use their 12-week leave entitlement to address certain qualifying exigencies. Qualifying exigencies may include attending certain military events, arranging for alternative childcare, addressing certain financial and legal arrangements, attending certain counseling sessions and attending post-deployment reintegration briefings.

FMLA also includes a special leave entitlement that permits eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a covered service member during a single 12-month period.

For more detailed information or to download a FMLA packet, please click on the appropriate link below.  If you have any questions, please contact the District's Benefits Coordinator at (218) 336-8723.