Family and Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act helps employees balance the demands of the workplace with personal and family needs. If qualified, an employee may be entitled to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during a rolling 12-month period. Leave runs concurrently with any sick, family or personal days the employee has. Leave for military families could receive up to 26 weeks if qualified. Please review the following guide and posters.
Any questions regarding leave should be directed to Human Resources at 401-398-1222. Thank you.
Please send the request form to Human Resources at Central Office.
Intermittent FMLA information:
When Congress enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), the law was intended to provide eligible employees working for covered employers with up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for serious health events, the birth of their children, caring for immediate family members with serious health conditions, and more. However, the FMLA also outlines the option for eligible employees to take their FMLA leave intermittently and in smaller increments than the full amount of available leave when medically necessary. For example, an employee may need to take a half day off work if a chronic health condition flares up and prevents them from carrying out essential work duties. Intermittent leave can also be taken in increments smaller than half days, such as needing to leave work for two hours to take a chronically ill child to a doctor’s appointment.