Family Medical Leave (FMLA and WFMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) provide the right to take job-protected leave with continued medical benefits under certain circumstances, such as taking time off to care for oneself or a family member. Graduate Assistants are not eligible for paid leave but are eligible for FMLA and WFMLA leave under certain conditions. To be eligible for FMLA, an assistant must have worked at least 1,250 hours in the last calendar year, and for WFMLA 1,000 hours in the last calendar year.

For more information, see the UW System webpage on Family and Medical Leave.

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