ERIC Number: ED374763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993: Applications in Higher Education.
Flygare, Thomas J.
This pamphlet explores how universities must integrate the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) with existing institutional leave policies and how universities can harmonize the requirements of the FMLA with other federal mandates, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). First, basic FMLA concepts are discussed, including eligibility for FMLA leave, notice requirements, medical justification, intermittent leave, relationship of paid to unpaid leave, benefits before and after leave, reinstatement to employment, and enforcement procedures. Next, a series of hypothetical situations is analyzed to highlight practical problems in applying the FMLA to higher education. Finally, several special issues relating to implementation of the FMLA in higher education are raised, including unionized employees, academic year work schedules, "key employee" exceptions, substitutions of paid leave for unpaid FMLA leave, deductions from compensation of salaried employees for intermittent FMLA leave, and relationship of the FMLA and the ADA. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Eligibility, Employee Absenteeism, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Labor Legislation, Leaves of Absence, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy
National Association of College and University Attorneys, One Dupont Circle, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Coll. and Univ. Attorneys, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Family and Medical Leave Act 1993