FLMA Highlights for Teachers

May 12, 2022, 3:53 PM

(from Venable) Schools face unique issues when coordinating leaves of absence for teaching staff. Although teachers are entitled to take up to 12 consecutive weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for covered reasons, honoring their right to take such leave can be challenging for school administrators who are trying to minimize disruption to the classroom. Fortunately, the Department of Labor's regulations implementing the FMLA contain specific rules applicable to schools—including independent schools—that provide school administrators with more flexibility for coordinating teachers' requests for covered leave. Key areas included cover: 

  • Employee Coverage
  • Leave Near the End of the Term
  • Intermittent Leave

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