Family Medical Leaves

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Federal and state family and medical leave laws, provisions and statutes require employers to provide eligible employees with unpaid, job-protected leave, job restoration and continuation of group health insurance benefits in the event an employee or an employee's covered family member has a qualifying health condition or specific family need. These leaves are known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL).

Please refer to the Alameda County Family and Medical Leave Handbook and Procedure (see below) for more detailed information on Family and Medical Leaves (FML), eligibility requirements, benefits and processes.

To Request a Leave

Employees can obtain an Employee Request for Leave form and the appropriate certification depending on the specific need for leave (as outlined below) or by contacting their Agency/Department Human Resources Office/Disability Coordinator. Employees should submit all completed forms/certifications to their immediate supervisor, Human Resources Office, or Disability Programs Division as soon as the need for leave is known.

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For specific information on family and medical leaves, employees should contact their Agency/Department Human Resources Office/Disability Coordinator or the County's Disability Programs Division.