Leaves of Absence
Below is general information from the Boston University Employee Handbook. For further details, please refer to the appropriate document.
|Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)||Employee’s own serious health condition or an employee’s spouse, son or daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition. FMLA can also be used to care for the employee’s child after birth or placement for adoption or foster care.||Up to 12 weeks||1,250 hours of work and one (1) year of service|
|Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (MMLA)||For the birth or adoption of a child to eligible female employees
|Up to eight (8) weeks||Female employees who have completed three (3) months of continuous service|
|Small Necessities Leave Act (SNLA)||To participate in school activities directly related to the educational advancement of the employee’s child (e.g., parent-teacher conference), accompanying a child of the employee or an elderly relative to routine medical or dental appointments or appointments for elder care services||Up to twenty-four (24) hours||Employees who have completed twelve (12) months of service|
|Leave of Absence – Medical||Authorized absence from work for medical reasons||Consecutive period of time between eleven (11) workdays and three (3) calendar months||After an employee has exhausted his or her Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, available Personal Days, and available Compensatory Time Off.
Eligible employees may use accrued sick or vacation leave to ensure the leave is paid only after three months of continuous service
|Leave of Absence Personal||Authorized absence from work for personal reasons
|Consecutive period of time between eleven (11) workdays and three (3) calendar months, which may be granted after an employee has exhausted his or her Vacation Leave, available Personal Days, and available Compensatory Time Off|
|Military Leave||Authorized absence from work to fulfill military obligations in accordance with applicable federal and state laws||Leave includes military reserve unit obligations of up to fifteen (15) calendar days in any one year|