Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
Eligible employees are entitled up to a total of 12 work weeks per year of unpaid, job-protected Family and/or Medical leave to eligible employees. Employees are eligible if they have worked for the district for at least one year and for 1,250 hours during the twelve months prior to the leave. Eligible employees may use accrued leave during the FMLA as indicated in the bargaining agreement.
Family leave is for birth of employee's child; or for placement of a child with employee for adoption or foster care. Medical leave is available when employee is needed to care for a child, spouse, or parent who has a serious health condition or when employee is unable to perform the functions of his or her position because of a serious health condition.
A covered employer also must grant an eligible employee who is a spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of a current member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, with a serious injury or illness up to a total of 26 workweeks of unpaid leave during a “single 12-month period” to care for the service member.