Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Because life’s occurrences for employees and their families must be considered, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) became a federal law requiring certain employers to allow eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks, and in some military circumstances 26 workweeks, of unpaid job-protected leave during a single 12-month period for various health and family-related reasons.
Leave of absence benefits available to you depend on a number of elements in your employment status here at SUNY Geneseo. These elements include: your employer, your bargaining unit, your pay basis, your work schedule, and/or your length of service.
SUNY Geneseo is pleased to help employees through the FMLA process. Below are references to assistant you in requesting your medical leave of absence. For any assistance, please contact Rebecca Farrington, Human Resources Specialist, at 585.245.5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifying reasons for FMLA Leave
SUNY Geneseo must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during a specified 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:
> Birth and care of a newborn child of the employee
> Placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care
> Care for an immediate family member (spouse, child or parent) with a serious health condition
> Medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition
> Qualifying exigencies in connection with certain federal military activation of a family member and to care for a family member who is a service member as described under Military Family Leave
Note: When both spouses are employed by the same covered employer and both are eligible under FMLA, the entitlement for the two employees is a combined total of 12 weeks leave per 12-month period for the birth of a child or placement for adoption or foster care of a healthy child, or to care for an employee’s parent with a serious health condition.
Forms (forms are located in the "Leaves" section)