The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) guarantees eligible letter carriers up to 12 weeks of leave each postal leave year, for:
• A new child in the family—by birth, by adoption or by placement in foster care;
• Caring for a family member with a serious health condition;
• The employee's own serious health condition that prevents him or her from performing the job, or
• Qualifying exigencies arising out of the fact that employee’s family member is on or has been notified of “covered active duty” in the Armed Forces.
The FMLA also guarantees eligible letter carriers up to 26 weeks of leave in a single 12-month period to care for a “covered service member” with a “serious injury or illness” if that service member is their spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin.
FMLA at U.S. Department of Labor - The Department of Labor's FMLA website has a wealth of useful information and links to advice, forms, the latest regulations and more.
FMLA Regulations - Current FMLA Regulations from the Federal Register (Vol. 78, No. 25, 8834 et seq., February 6, 2013); also published as 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 825.
* Cautionary Note on FMLA Regulations: Please note that laws and regulations
For the latest information about FMLA and changes to the FMLA regulations, see the U.S. Department of Labor's FMLA website.
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