Family and Medical Leave: Guidance for Supervisors
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires that the University provide eligible employees with job-protected, unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. Options for taking Family and Medical Leave (FML) are continuous leave, intermittent leave, or a reduced work schedule.
Employees must be allowed to continue their benefits during the FML and be returned to the same or an equivalent position when the FML ends.
The following information gives an overview of the FMLA and the steps you will need to take when an employee requests FML. There are time-specific deadlines at each step of the process for both employees and supervisors. Completing the appropriate forms is important because federal law requires them.
Remote Employees: If you have an employee who lives and works in another state, state-specific leave laws may apply in addition to the federal FMLA. Contact a leave adviser in the Division of Human Resources for assistance.
Qualifying Reasons for FML
Qualifying employees can take time off of work for health reasons, for a new baby, or to care for a seriously ill family member.Qualifying Reasons
All employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, are eligible for FML if they meet certain requirements.Eligibility Criteria
The supervisor or department HR representative has important responsibilities for timekeeping and compliance during the leave.Responsibilities
FMLA protects employees' right to balance their work and family life by taking reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons.Employee Rights under the FMLA
Find UA information and policies, as well as resources from the U.S. Department of Labor.Resources