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 Parental Leave Act (MPLA)||For the birth or adoption of a child to eligible employees||Up to eight (8) weeks||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 (own medical condition)||Authorized absence from work for medical reasons||Consecutive period of time between eleven (11) workdays and three (3) calendar months||An employee must exhaust his or her Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, available Personal Days, and available Compensatory Time Off before going unpaid.|
|Leave of Absence (Personal)||Authorized absence from work for personal reasons||An employee must exhaust his or her Vacation Leave, available Personal Days, and available Compensatory Time Off before going unpaid.|
|Military Leave||Authorized absence from work to fulfill military obligations in accordance with applicable federal and state laws||Maximum duration is defined for a particular military leave under USERRA or state laws||An employee is entitled to receive the difference between their regular pay and the amount of military pay received from the government (exclusive of travel pay) for a maximum of eleven (11) workdays in a calendar year.|