Family and Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA)

BJC’s Family and Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) policy is administered in accordance with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which ensures job-protected leave for qualified family and medical reasons. BJC’s FMLA policy provides employees with information related to their rights, responsibilities and eligibility for FMLA leaves.

BJC’s FMLA policy provides:

  • Up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave during a 12-month period
  • Up to 26 weeks of military caregiver leave to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness during a 12-month period

Eligibility Summary

  • Requires a minimum of 12 months of service with BJC within a 7-year period, and
  • Worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period prior to the commencement of the leave.  Time spent on PTO or any other leave of absence is not counted toward hours worked.

Types of FMLA

  • Birth of a child
  • Placement of a child (through adoption or foster care)
  • Employee’s own serious health condition
  • Serious health condition of employee’s immediate family member
  • Qualifying exigency leave
  • Illness or injury of a family member in the Armed Forces (Military Caregiver Leave)

For more detailed information on BJC’s FMLA policy go to myBJCnet, log in, select the ourPolicies tile and select “Benefits.”

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