Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees entitlement to up to 12 work weeks of paid or unpaid leave during a consecutive 12 month period for the birth of the employee’s child, the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care, a qualifying serious health condition of the employee, or a serious health condition of the employee’s child, spouse or parent. It also provides paid or unpaid leave for military qualifying exigencies and care for injured or ill service members.

This site provides information about the requirements of the law, the state administration of the law, what forms to use, communications and FAQs. Pat Writt, State Manager for FMLA, Division of Personnel Services, is available for assistance/clarification of this law and may be reached t 785-296-4352 or pat.writt@da.ks.gov.