In compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and the National Defense Authorization Act, the University of Montevallo will grant an eligible employee up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any one-year period. The one-year period is based on a “rolling” 12-months, measured backward from the first day of any FMLA leave for which the employee qualifies.
Eligibility for Family or Medical Leave: Employees who have been employed by UM for at least 12 months (or 52 weeks) and who have worked at least 1,250 hours during the preceding 12 months may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period, measured backward from the first date an employee uses FMLA leave for the following reasons:
- A serious health condition which renders the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her position;
- To care for an employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition; or
- Birth or adoption of a child or placement of a child with the employee for foster care. Leave for this reason may be taken only during the first 12 months following the birth, adoption or placement of the child.
- Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the spouse, child, or parent of the employee is either on active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty in the Armed Forces in support of a contingency operation.