Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), eligible employees of The Arnold Group TAG are entitled to take up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid leave during each 12 month period beginning using a “rolling” 12-month period measured backward from the date of the leave for the birth of a child, the placement of a child for adoption or foster care, a serious health condition of the employee that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his/her job, or the serious health condition of a spouse, son, daughter or parent that requires the employee’s presence. Both male and female employees are eligible for leave in connection with the birth or placement of a child or a family illness. Employees may be required to use their accrued paid leave prior to taking unpaid leave under the FMLA.
Eligible employees are those who have been employed by TAG for at least 12 months, and who have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period immediately before leave is requested.
- An employee must provide at least a thirty (30) days advance notice of the need to take FMLA leave under normal circumstances. Medical certification also may be required.
- Employees returning to work from FMLA leave will be restored to the same position or one with equivalent pay and benefits. Returning employees may be required to provide a certification of fitness for duty prior to being reinstated.
- The FMLA also allows eligible employees to take up to twelve (12) workweeks of job-protected leave in the applicable 12-month period for a “qualifying exigency" arising out of the active duty or call to active duty status of a spouse, son, daughter, or parent, and up to 26 workweeks of job-protected leave in a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness. Advance notice is required – at least thirty (30) days for foreseeable planned medical treatment and other wise as soon as practicable. Certification of the need for leave may be required.
It is the policy of TAG to grant its employees leave in accordance with the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Employee's rights under the FMLA can be found on the FMLA Fact Sheet #28.