Family Medical Leave Act

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave in a 12 month period with continuation of group health insurance for a specified event or qualifying exigency.

Employees are eligible for FMLA leave if the employee has:

  • worked for Michigan Tech at least 12 months; and
  • has at least 1250 hours during the 12 month period immediately preceding the start of the leave; and
  • has not already used the entire 12 week FMLA leave entitlement during the 12 month period

 For more information on FMLA see the FMLA guidelines or contact the Benefits Office.