Family Medical Leave Act

Employees who have worked for the Board for at least twelve (12) months, and who have worked at least 1,250 actual work hours, or, in the case of school paraprofessionals in an educational setting, who have worked at least 950 actual hours or work, during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the start of a leave, are eligible for unpaid leave under the FMLA.

Leaves under the FMLA may be taken for the following reasons:

  • incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth; or
  • to care for the employee’s newborn child; or
  • the placement of a child with the employee by adoption or for foster care; or
  • to care for the employee’s spouse, including same sex marriages, child or parent who has a serious health condition; or
  • to care for the employee’s own serious health condition that renders the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her position; or
  • to care for an injured or ill service member (see below – Length of Leave – for further information); or
  • a qualifying exigency arising out of a family member’s military service, including one or more of the following reasons (note – more detailed information on the following categories is available from the Human Resources coordinator:
    • short notice deployment;
    • military events and related activities;
    • childcare and school activities;
    • financial and legal arrangements;
    • counseling;
    • rest and recuperation;
    • post-deployment activities;
    • parental care leave for military member’s parent who is incapable of self-care and care is necessitated by the member’s covered active duty;
    • additional activities that arise out of the active duty or call to active duty status of a covered military member, provided that Board and the employee agree that such leave qualifies as an exigency, and agree to both the timing and the duration of such leave.

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