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Your Rights Under The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

FMLA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to “eligible” employees for certain family and medical reasons.

Employees are eligible if they have worked for a covered employer for at least one year, and for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.

​Eligible Reasons For Taking Leave: 

Unpaid leave must be granted for any of the following reasons:

•  to care for the employee’s child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster
•  to care for the employee’s spouse, son or 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.

Please refer to District Policy DECA (Legal) for detailed information and regulations.

Use of Paid Leave:

FMLA runs concurrently with accrued local and state leave, temporary disability leave, compensatory time, assault leave, and absences due to a work related illness or injury.

FMLA Employee Rights and Responsibilities
FMLA Request Form
Medical Certification for Employee
Medical Certification for Family Member
Employee FMLA/LOA Checklist