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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of  job protected leave after the employee has completed one year of employment, or 1,250 hours of service over the previous 12 months.

FMLA Leave may be used to receive or to provide care for the following:

  • Newborn child, recently adopted child, or a child recently placed with you for foster care.
  • Spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent, who has a serious health condition.
  • Your own serious health condition that prevents you from performing your job.
  • Military Family Leave - Exigency and Caregiver Leave

Where both the mother and father work for SMU, their combined total FMLA leave may not exceed 12 weeks during a calendar year.

Exigency Leave

Service Medical Leave:  Eligible employees are entitled to receive up to 26 work weeks of leave in a 12 month period to care for an Armed Forces family member who has a serious injury or illness incurred while on active duty.

Qualifying Exigency Leave:  Twelve weeks of leave will be available to qualifying employees with a family member who is called to active duty or is currently serving in the military.

Visit the Human Resources website for more details. You will find a link in the Helpful Links section.