The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles an eligible employee to take up to 12 workweeks of protected job leave in a 12 month period for a specified family and/or medical reason, or for any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that a covered military family member is on active duty, or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty, in support of a contingency operation. FMLA also allows eligible employees to take 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. 


To be eligible for FMLA and employee must:  

  • have worked for the employer for a total of 12 months, and 

  • have worked at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.   


Please review the Faculty or Employee Handbooks for more information about FMLA.

If an employee is requesting FMLA for personal maternity or personal illness, after an employee uses their accrued sick time, the Seminary provides six weeks of paid sick leave.