Family & Medical Leave Requests
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 applies to all employees and provides for UP TO 12 weeks of leave time during any 12-month period provided that they have worked for at least 12 months and for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 months.
Berrien RESA has elected to use the “rolling” 12-month period measured backward from the date an employee uses any FMLA leave. FMLA leave is unpaid but does provide for continuation of insurance benefits. FMLA leave furthermore is not in addition to the other leave provisions contained herein but rather runs concurrently with them.
- Birth of a child.
- Adoption of a child or placement of foster child.
- Caring for a spouse, child or parent with a serious medical condition.
- The employee’s own serious medical condition which makes the employee unable to perform the requirements of the job.
- Military caregiver or qualifying exigency related to a spouse, parent or child being called up for active duty.
- How are employees eligible for FMLA?
- How much leave is available under the FMLA policy?
- What does a "12-month" period mean?
- When should I give notice of my request for FMLA leave?
- Can Berrien RESA designate time off as FMLA leave without an employee request for FMLA?
- What information will Berrien RESA provide to an employee going on FMLA leave?
- Is FMLA leave paid?
- Are employees required to use earned and/or accrued paid time off first?
- Do employees earn sick/vacation accruals when they are on FMLA qualifying leaves?
- Who enters my paid sick/vacation time while I’m off on a FMLA qualifying leave?
- Are employees covered under their Berrien RESA insurance while out on FMLA leave?
- Does workers’ compensation leave count against an employee’s FMLA leave entitlement?