Family Medical Leave & Alaska Family Leave
What is the Family Medical Leave Act?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave. Employees are also entitled to return to their same or an equivalent job at the end of their FML in accordance with their respective negotiated agreement.
The FMLA also provides certain military family leave entitlements. Eligible employees may take FML for specified reasons related to certain military deployments of their family members. Additionally, they may take up to 26 weeks of FML in a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness.
What is the Alaska Family Leave Act?
The Alaska Family Leave Act (AFLA) provides a job-protected absence for up to 18 weeks in a 24-month period to eligible employees for a qualifying serious medical condition. It also provides a job-protected absence for up to 18 weeks in a 12-month period to eligible employees for pregnancy, childbirth or adoption.
Documents and Forms:
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities for FMLA & AFLA
- Physician Certification Form for FMLA- Employee Qualifying Event
- Physician Certification Form for FMLA - Family Member Qualifying Event
- Checklist for Birth or Adoption
- Employee Guide Regarding FMLA
- Fitness For Duty Form (FFD)
- FAQ and Information Regarding FMLA
For more information, please contact our Benefits team.