Family and Medical Leave Act
In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave act of 1993 (FMLA), effective August 5, 1993 all employees who have worked at least 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months will be granted up to a combined total of 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a calendar year for one or more of the following reasons:
1. To Care for the employee's child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care.
2. The care for the employee's spouse, child, parent, or significant other for whom the employee has primary care responsibility, with a serious health condition.
3. For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform his/her job.
At the employee's or college's option, certain kinds of paid leave may be substituted for unpaid FMLA leave. A "serious health condition" is defined in the FMLA legislation as a health condition that involves inpatient care in a hospital, hospice or residential medical care facility or continuing treatment by a healthcare provider. Other Conditions for FMLA.