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Family & Medical Leave

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.

Those reasons include:

  • pregnancy, prenatal medical care, or child birth
  • caring for the employee’s child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care
  • caring for the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition
  • inability to work because of the employee’s own serious health condition

Military Family Leave Entitlements

Eligible employees whose spouse, son, daughter or parent is on covered active duty or on call to covered active duty status may use their 12-week leave entitlement to address certain qualifying exigencies. FMLA also includes a special leave entitlement that permits eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of leave to care for a covered service member during a single 12-month period.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for FMLA, an employee must have worked for BYU for at least 12 months. Those 12 months do not need to be consecutive and part-time employment may apply. The employee must also have worked at least 1250 hours during the 12 months prior to requesting the leave.


Jenifer Jarvis

July 21, 2020 12:48 PM
Leaves Manager
ASB D-244