For FMLA eligibility, District employees must have been employed with the Cedarburg School District for at least 12 months (the months need not be consecutive) and must have worked at least 1,000 hours to qualify for WFMLA and 1,250 hours to qualify for FMLA during the one year immediately preceding the effective date of each absence or leave.
“Qualifying” for FMLA/WFMLA is different from FMLA “Eligibility”. The qualifying reasons must be a serious health condition; a new child in the family; or a qualifying family member being on active military duty. The FMLA process starts at the time that the employee provides sufficient information to indicate that the request for the absence is based on reasons that would qualify under FMLA/WFMLA. It is important to remember that the qualifying FMLA information must be provided within fifteen (15) days of the date the request for leave is planned to commence, or within fifteen (15) days of the employee going on leave in cases of medical emergency due to unforeseen circumstances. If you fail to provide a timely Certification, your leave request or your continuation for leave may be denied until the required Certification is provided.