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The Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.The FMLA is intended "to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families."  The Act sets national standards for employers when providing leave for such purposes.

The Act allows eligible employees to take up to 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period to attend to the serious health condition of the employee, parent, spouse or child, or for pregnancy or care of a newborn child, or for adoption or foster care of a child.

FMLA Forms:

  • Please contact the Human Resource Office at (989) 964-4108 to obtain the  Family Medical Leave Packet (Certification of Health Care Provider Notice of Eligibility Rights and Responsibilities and Leave Timetable)

For more information about your FMLA rights and responsibilities, please contact the Benefits Manager at (989) 964-7100 or jkoboyle@svsu.edu.