Need Time? Guidelines for Leave of Absence
Employees are required to notify HR if they will be absent for more than five (5) full consecutive days in order for a determination to be made as to whether the absence qualifies under the FMLA. Approved FMLA begins on the first day of the absence. FMLA is unpaid time off. Paid time is determined by individual employee contracts.
Employees may take a leave of absence for one of the following reasons:
- Birth of employee's child and to care for newborn child;
- Placement of a child with employee for adoption or foster care;
- To care for spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition;
- When the employee's own serious health condition renders the employee capable of performing the functions of his/her job;
- Military Family Leave Entitlements (see Department of Labor website)
If the employee is not eligible for FMLA leave, they may request a personal or medical leave of absence. Medical and personal leave of absences requires the employee to follow the same instructions and provide the same documentation.