Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    The FMLA 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 birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
    • the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;
    • to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
    • a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
    • any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;” or

    Eligibility Requirements:

    An employee who works for a covered employer must meet three criteria to be eligible for FMLA leave. The employee must:

    • Have worked for the employer for at least 12 months;
    • Have at least 1,250 hours of service in the 12 months before taking leave; * and
    • Work at a location where the employer has at least 50 employees within 75 miles of the employee’s worksite.

    For all questions related to Extended Leave, please email the office at extendedleave@duvalschools.org