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.
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
- An employee may apply for leave covered under the FMLA by completing the appropriate spaces on the FMLA Request/Notification Form.
- Thirty days advance notice must be provided when the leave is foreseeable.
- Medical certification to support the request is required.
- View AgCenter PS-34 for details on medical certification.
AgCenter FMLA Supervisor Checklist
AgCenter FMLA Employee Checklist
For use by the unit: Monthly FMLA Check Up
Employee Rights Under the FMLA