Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA):
Leave may be granted for the following reasons under FMLA:
- The birth of your child if the leave is completed within twelve (12) months of the date of birth of the child;
- The placement for adoption or foster care of a child with you if the leave is completed within 12 months of the date of placement of the child;
- To care for an Eligible Family Member if that individual has a Serious Health Condition;
- For your own Serious Health Condition that renders you unable to perform the essential functions of your job;
- Qualifying Exigency Leave – this leave is taken because of a Qualifying Exigency arising out of the fact that a Military Member in your family is on Covered Active Duty Status (or has been notified of an impending call or order to such covered Active Duty) in the Armed Forces; or
- Military Caregiver Leave – this leave is taken because a Covered Servicemember in your family has a Serious
Illness or Injury and needs your care.
Paid Leave will be considered for employees that have a Serious Health Condition, including the birth of your child, while under a doctor’s care. Please see the GMEI Policy and Procedure on Family and Medical Leave Act at: http://gmei.msu.edu/images/FMLA_PP_10-31-14.pdf. FMLA paperwork should be completed with the GMEI staff. Vacation time cannot be forfeited to meet training requirements. Leave may require extension of the training program.