Family Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) guarantees that covered employees will be allowed to use a total of up to 12 weeks of annual leave, sick leave or leave without pay, as appropriate, within a 12-month period, for any of the following reasons:

  • to care for the employee's child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
  • to care for the employee's spouse, child or parent who has a serious health condition;
  • for a serious health condition which makes the employee unable to perform his/her job.
  • a qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that your spouse, son or daughter, or parent who is a Covered Military Member on active duty or call to active duty status in support of a contingency operation.
  • Military caregiver leave because you are the spouse, son or daughter, parent, or next of kin of a Covered Service Member with a serious injury or illness.

Eligibility Requirements

Covered employees are individuals who:

  • have been employed by the State of Louisiana for at least 12 months and
  • have worked at least 1250 hours during the 12-month period immediately preceding the commencement of the leave.

Required Documents and Notification

AgCenter FMLA Supervisor Checklist

AgCenter FMLA Employee Checklist

For use by the unit: Monthly FMLA Check Up

Employee Rights Under the FMLA

6/2/2021 9:30:00 PM
Rate This Article:

Have a question or comment about the information on this page?

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture