Family & Medical Leave Information

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993. 

It requires employers to grant eligible employees leave for certain family and medical reasons. Under the law, eligible employees are entitled to the following:
 
Up to a total of 12 workweeks of leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:
  • the birth or placement of a child for adoption or foster care, and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth/placement; 
  • to care for the employee’s spouse, 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;
  • any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military service member on “covered active duty;” or
Up to a total of 26 workweeks of leave during any 12-month period to care for a covered military service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).
 
Download APWU FMLA forms below: