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Classified Employee Handbook

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide qualified employees up to 12 weeks unpaid leave per year for the birth or adoption of a child, to care for a spouse or an immediate family member with a serious health condition, or when unable to work because of a serious health condition. Employers covered by the law are required to maintain any pre-existing health coverage during the leave period with the employee paying the appropriate premium. Once the leave is concluded, the employee may be reinstated to the same or an equivalent job. Contact Human Resource Services for additional information.


Last revision 11/1995

Updated 10.28.2011