Hamden Public Schools District Policies

4152.6/ 4252.6 - Personal Leaves

Family and Medical Leave Act

The Board will provide leave to eligible employees consistent with Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Eligible employees are entitled to up to 12 work weeks of unpaid family and medical leave in any 12-month period. The district will continue to pay the district's share of the employee's health benefits during the leave. In addition, the district will restore the employee to the same or an equivalent position after the termination of the leave in accordance with board policy.

Employees will not be deprived of any employment benefits accrued before taking FMLA leave. Conversely, employees on FMLA leave are not entitled to accrue any seniority or benefits during the leave unless determined otherwise due to a collective bargaining agreement. When an employee returns from FMLA leave, benefits will be resumed in the same manner as provided prior to taking the leave, subject to any changes in benefit levels that may have occurred during the FMLA leave period and which affect the entire work force.

In complying with the FMLA, the district will adhere to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as other applicable federal and state laws.

(cf. 4118.14 - Disabilities)
(cf. 4151.2 - Family Illness)
(cf. 4152.3 - Maternity; Adoptive; Child Care)

Legal Reference:

P.L. 103-3 and 29 CFR Part 825 - The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Final Rule - published in Federal Register, Vol. 60, Nov. 4, Friday, January 6, 1995,asamendedonFebruary3,1995andonMarch30,1995. Rulesand Regulations (29CFR Port 825)

4152.6 4252.6


Policy adopted:

January 14, 2003

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