Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    We want to make our employees aware of The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This leave offers employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected absences from their jobs per year. It was enacted to aid employees in balancing work and personal obligations, without having to choose between the two in times of crisis.  
    An employee may be eligible for FMLA with a qualifying event if the employee has worked for at least 1 year with the district and has worked at least 1250 hours during the 12 months preceding the commencement of leave, they may be eligible for FMLA with a qualifying event. Employees can qualify for FMLA leave when they are facing personal medical problems or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. Medical issues such as the pregnancy, birth or adoption, and fostering of a child also fall under the qualifications for FMLA. In general, if an employee has a medical situation that falls under the qualifying events, and it prevents the employee from performing his or her job for an extended period, FMLA may be an option.  
    Additional information about FMLA can be found in the EMS-ISD Employee Handbook and in Board policy DEC (Legal, Local) DECA (Legal).
    Kimberly Heiskell, Coordinar of Risk Management 
    817-232-0880 x2742