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Family and Medical Leave (FML)

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and CSU FML policy, employees with at least 12 months of service are eligible to take unpaid job protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage. Eligible employees are entitled to:

  • 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, registered domestic partner, 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; or
  • Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee's spouse, domestic partner, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin is a covered military member on "covered active duty".

26 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).

Family medical leave is without pay; however, employees must exhaust their personal holiday and any accumulated vacation or compensatory time off prior to beginning unpaid leave. The use of sick leave credits to care for a family member may be used if mutually agreed upon by the employee and supervisor.

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Last Updated: May 09, 2016