Family Leave

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SaeNguyen, May 28, 2015.

  1. SaeNguyen

    SaeNguyen New Member

    Hello there UPSers,

    So my question for you guys is if it is possible to request for family leave or some sort to basically protect me from not losing my job.
  2. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Call the HRSC at 855-877-4772 to file for FMLA.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Why do you feel that your job may be in jeopardy?
  4. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Kill me now

    They legally have to give it to you. But I read the contract and the weeks they give you depend on how many hours you worked
  5. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    You have to have worked at least 1250 hrs in the past 12 months to qualify for FMLA. Some states have qualifications for part-time workers as well.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    PT is either 500 or 750.
  7. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    You have to have qualifying reason you can't just take FMLA because you want to in order to just have time off and still keep your job.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Would "playing Daddy to get out of working during Peak" be a qualifying reason?
  9. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Maybe Mommy has some issues and Daddy has to be there.
  10. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

  11. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Whatever you do watch how honest you are about the fmla. I've seen people fired for good for being dishon on what they disclose and it didn't match up on the dot physical information.
  12. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.

    FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women.

    FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees. These employers must provide an eligible employee with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year for any of the following reasons:

    • for the birth and care of the newborn child of an employee;
    • for placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care;
    • to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
    • to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition.
    Employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months, at least 1,250 hours over the past 12 months, and work at a location where the company employs 50 or more employees within 75 miles. Whether an employee has worked the minimum 1,250 hours of service is determined according to FLSA principles for determining compensable hours or work.

    Time taken off work due to pregnancy complications can be counted against the 12 weeks of family and medical leave.

    A final rule effective on January 16, 2009, updates the FMLA regulations to implement new military family leave entitlements enacted under the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008.

    Special rules apply to employees of local education agencies. The Department of Labor administers FMLA; however, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers FMLA for most federal employees.