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The Employee's Guide to FMLA

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Notice: Effective September 1, 2015, Volusia County Schools will require medical certification, signed by the employee's health care provider, for leave due to a serious health condition affecting the employee or a covered family member. In addition, when an employee has a continuing medical condition for which FMLA coverage is requested, the District may request recertification of the medical condition every 30 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much leave am I entitled to under FMLA?
If you are an "eligible" employee, you are entitled to 12 weeks of leave during a 12-month period for certain family and medical reasons.

How do I know if I am eligible for FMLA leave?
For eligibility verification, contact the Human Resources Department at extension 20195.

Can I continue all of my insurance benefits while on FMLA?
The District will continue to maintain group insurance benefits while an employee is on FMLA leave, whenever such insurance was provided before the leave was taken. The employee will continue to pay his/her portion of the coverage.

If I'm not receiving a paycheck, will I be billed for premiums?
The Insurance & Employee Benefits Department will bill for missed deductions during the FMLA period only. Once you return to work, your insurance will be recalculated for the remainder of the plan year. Please refer to the current rate schedule for monthly and 'per-check' premium amounts.

How do I request FMLA leave?
To request FMLA leave, email Elizabeth Vasquez in the Human Resources Department, or call at extension 20195.

When should I request FMLA leave?
You should request FMLA leave thirty (30) days prior to the leave commencing or as soon as practicable. If the Human Resources Department is not aware of your medical or family leave, your insurance could inadvertently​ be cancelled causing you and your family unnecessary hardship.

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