Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. FMLA is a federally mandated program that helps protect you in case you, a parent, child or spouse (including Common-Law Spouse or Domestic Partner with affidavit) have a serious health condition. The most common type of leave is to care for an employee’s serious health condition.

    Basic types of leave also include family leave for any of the following reasons:

    • Maternity (mother) Leave
    • Paternity (father) Leave
    • Placement of child for adoption or foster care
    • Personal Illness Leave for your own serious health condition
    • Family Leave, such as caring for the employee’s spouse, parent or child with a serious health condition; this includes partners in a civil union or domestic partnership in Colorado

    In order to qualify for FMLA, you must meet these requirements:

    • You must have been employed by the district for at least 12 months
    • You must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of your leave of absence

    Questions?

    Email Connect_HumanResources@dpsk12.org or call 720-423-3900.

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