Family Medical Leave Act


This act provides both female and male employees who have worked for Weber State University for at least 12 months and 1,250 hours in the past 12 months to take unpaid leave for the following reasons:

  • Birth of a child
  • Placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care
  • Care for an immediate family member who has a serious health condition
  • A serious health condition that prevents the employee from doing his/her job or
  • If the employee experiences a qualifying exigency that arises out of the fact that a spouse, parent, or child has been called to or is on active duty in the Armed Forces.  Qualifying exigency means that the employee who is a spouse, child, or parent of a covered military member requires leave for one or more of the following events: (1) short-notice deployment; (2) military events and related activities; (3) child care and school activities; (4) financial and legal arrangements; (5) counseling; (6) rest and recuperation; (7) post-deployment activities; and (8) additional military activities provided the University and employee agree that such leave shall qualify as an exigency and agree to both the timing and duration of such leave.

Health benefits, including mental health, dental benefits, and retirement are continued during the leave. Any changes made to the employer plan while an employee is on leave apply to the employee as if the employee were actively employed. When an employee returns from leave, the employer reinstates the employee to the same or equivalent position.