Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave per designated 12-month period for an approved qualifying event.
In accordance with federal law, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), provides job-protected Family and Medical Leave (FML) to eligible faculty and staff who are unable to work because of their own serious health condition or because of the need to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition. FML allows for up to 12 workweeks (480 hours for 100% FTE) of leave during a 12-month period based on certain qualifying events.
FML is unpaid leave; however, available paid time off balances (e.g. sick, vacation, parental) can be used, during FML, to receive pay while you are off work. Employees, and their supervisors, should follow the "How to Report Time Off" instructions below. FML will also run concurrently with disability benefits (e.g., workers’ compensation, short term disability, long term disability, etc.).
In order to begin the Family and Medical Leave process, the Request for Medical and Family Leave form will need to be completed. For further questions, please contact the Employee Benefits Department at 330-672-3107 or email FMLABenefits@kent.edu.