Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers 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.
Eligible employees are entitled to:
- 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).
To be eligible for FMLA, you must have worked for Augusta University for a total of
12 months and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months.
Leave for one's own serious health condition, or for the care of a family member with
a serious health condition, may be taken on a continuous basis - or on an intermittent basis
in increments as small as one hour - if medically indicated. Intermittent leave may
include leave periods of an hour or more, up to several weeks.
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