Disability Insurance, Medical and FMLA Leave
Disability Insurance: ONU provides all full-time employees with Long Term Disability benefits. The Office of Human Resources should be notified should you anticipate an extended sickness or disability that may qualify you for this coverage.
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Medical Leave: ONU provides paid sick leave to our full-time employees based on your classification. Please review the leave information in your appropriate handbook for details. If you will be off for more than 3 consecutive days, you should notify the Office of Human Resources as this may require us to offer FMLA and may need a doctor's note upon return.
FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act: LINK: ONU FMLA Policy
The purpose of this policy is to promote a healthier balance between work and family and to allow employees to have time to participate in child rearing and to attend to serious illnesses affecting their immediate family and themselves, in compliance with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) and any applicable state laws.
Eligible employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per rolling 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:
- The birth of the employee’s child or the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care, provided such leave is concluded within 12 months after birth or placement.
- A serious health condition of the employee that renders the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- The employee is needed to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.
- Military Exigency Leave, which is any “qualifying exigency” arising out of the fact that the spouse, son, daughter, or parent of the employee is a military member on covered active duty, or has been notified of an impending call to covered active duty status, in a foreign country, in support of a contingency operation.
- Military Caregiver Leave, which is available to any eligible employee who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of a covered service member who is recovering from a serious illness or injury sustained in the line of duty on active duty. Employees eligible under this category of leave are entitled to up to 26 weeks of leave in a single 12-month period to care for the service member. This military caregiver leave is available during “a single 12-month period” during which an eligible employee is entitled to a combined total of 26 weeks of all types of FMLA leave.
Please refer to the complete copy of ONU’s FMLA policy posted above.