Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year for specified family and medical reasons.
(1) Notify your principal/director/supervisor as soon as possible of need to take leave of more than three (3) calendar days from work.
(2) Contact the Director of Personnel at the Administration Building to begin paperwork process and discussion of Conway Public Schools procedures.
To be eligible for FMLA benefits, an employee must work for a covered employer and (1) have worked for that employer for at least 12 months; and (2) have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of the FMLA leave; and, (3) work at a location where at least 50 employees are employed at the location or within 75 miles of the location.
- Provide notice to your employer of the need for leave. (a) for leave that is foreseeable - 30 days notice (b) for leave that is unforeseeable - as soon as possible (c) comply with employer's rules for requesting leave.
- Advise your employer if leave is to be taken intermittently or on a reduced leave schedule basis.
- Provide medical certification for leave taken as a result of a serious health condition (see definition below) requiring absence of more than three (3) calendar days from work.
- A covered employer must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:
- for the birth or placement of a child for adoption or foster care:
- to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition.
- "Serious health condition" means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves:
- any period of incapacity or treatment connected with inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical-care facility;
- any period of incapacity requiring absence of more than three calendar days from work, school, or other regular daily activities that also involves continuing treatment by (or under the supervision of) a health care provider; or
- Continuing treatment by (or under the supervision of) a health care provider for a chronic or long-term health condition that is incurable or so serious that, if not treated, would likely result in a period of incapacity of more than three calendar days, and for prenatal care.
Conway Public Schools requires the employee to use all accrued paid leave (sick leave, personal leave and if applicable, vacation leave) to cover some or all of the FMLA leave taken.
Full disclosure of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 is available in your Personnel Policies Manual.