Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993

FMLA provides eligible employees up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job protected leave in a twelve month period under certain circumstances. Eligibility requirements include having 12 months of employment with the State and having worked a minimum of 1,250 hours, not to include leave used and/or holidays, in the 12-month period preceding the beginning of the leave. The 12 months of employment do not have to be consecutive and must be within a seven year period from the FMLA request date. If eligibility requirements are not met, Family Medical Leave (FML) may be denied under the provisions of the FMLA.

The twelve month period for JAC employees is a "rolling" 12-month period measured backward from the date an employee uses any FMLA leave. Under the rolling 12-month period, each time an employee takes FMLA leave, the remaining entitlement would be any unused balance of the 12 weeks.

JAC leave policy allows employees to use paid leave, if available (vacation, sick, compensatory and personal holiday)while on FML status.

While an employee is on FML, JAC continues to pay the employer portion of the employee’s health insurance premium. The employee is responsible for continuing payment for the employee portion of the premium. JAC will not pay for any other elected benefits. To arrange for payment of insurance premiums, the employee MUST contact the Benefits Coordinator within the Human Resources Section.

For information pertaining to Family and Medical Leave, contact Andy Snuggs in Human Resources at 850-488-2415, ext 291.

Family Medical Leave Forms and Publications

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