Human Resources

Medical Leave for Your Serious Health Condition

Eligibility

 

Under Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, employees who have completed 12 months of employment with Marquette University and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months are eligible for up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected time off for qualifying medical reasons. Approval is subject to timely receipt of complete and sufficient medical documentation from a qualified healthcare provider.

If you are not eligible for job-protected Family Medical Leave (FML) under federal regulations, the State of Wisconsin has its own FML regulations. Under Wisconsin’s FML regulations, an employee who has worked for Marquette more than 52 consecutive weeks and for at least 1000 hours during that 52-week period is entitled to up to two (2) weeks of leave in a calendar year for the employee's own serious health condition. Approval is subject to timely receipt of complete and sufficient medical documentation from a qualified healthcare provider.

Notice of Leave

30 days if possible, otherwise as soon as you are able to submit the paperwork.

Intermittent and Part-time Requests

Per documentation from a health care provider, leave can be taken intermittently or on a part-time basis. All requests will be reviewed by HR and the department.

Paid options while on FMLA leave

Leave that is FMLA-qualifying protects your job and is unpaid. The university allows you to use available accrued time off to remain in a paid status during FML.

Staff - Hourly

Can use eligible sick, vacation, or floating holiday pay. If this time is not available, then the remainder of the leave is unpaid.

Staff - Monthly

Can use eligible short-term disability, which accrues one day per month. The remainder of the leave would be paid at 75% short-term disability. In addition, vacation or floating holiday pay can be used to substitute for 75% short-term disability.

Faculty

Can use eligible short-term disability, which accrues one day per month. The remainder of the leave would be paid at 75% short-term disability.

Eligible time is calculated based on the day prior to the leave. Employees cannot use vacation or sick time accruing during their leave of absence.

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More Information

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act PDF Icon

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act PDF Icon

Who can you take a caretaker leave for? PDF Icon

Questions?

 

benefits@marquette.edu

 

 


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Marquette University Department of Human Resources
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915 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 288-7305 | (414) 288-7425 (FAX)