Human Resources | Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
The FMLA entitles eligible employees 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
- Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
Employees may be required to substitute paid leave for unpaid leave.
Review the U.S. Department of Labor’s overview of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993. This fact sheet explains the basics of the law, who is eligible, and provides examples on how it is to be used.
FMLA Frequently Asked Questions
Review the U.S. Department of Labor’s compilation of FAQs.
Use this form when requesting leave due to a serious health condition.
Use this form when requesting leave due to the serious health condition of a family member.
Use this form when the leave request arises out of the foreign deployment of the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent.
Use this form when requesting leave to care for a family member who is a current service member with a serious injury or illness.
Use this form when requesting leave to care for a family member who is a covered veteran with a serious injury or illness.
Employees wishing to obtain more information should contact the Office of Human Resources Services for a confidential discussion of this program:
Office of Human Resources
Bernette Taylor, Director
6400 Press Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone Number: 504-286-5273