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Family Medical Leave Act

Jefferson State Community College complies with the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, which entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Eligible employees are entitled to twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:

The FMLA also includes a special leave entitlement that permits eligible employees to take up to twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin to the employee (military caregiver leave).

Additional FMLA information may be accessed through the Department of Labor’s website by visiting: http://www.dol.gov/WHD/fmla/.

If you have questions regarding your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act or to report an absence for one or more of the reasons noted above, please contact Ruby Russell at ext. 8598 or rrussell@jeffstateonline.com.