2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.3000
Fax: 908.851.9688

Family and Medical Leave Act




In accordance with the 1993 Family Medical Leave Act, The Union Township Board of Education  allows eligible employees to take  12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. The 12 weeks are per calendar year, and do not have to be taken consecutively (FMLA can be taken on an Intermittent basis)

  • Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:

    • the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;

    • the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;

    • to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;

    • a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to  perform the essential functions of his or her job;

    • any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;” or

  • Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service-member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).

Eligible Employees

Employees are eligible if they have worked for a covered employer, with at least 50 employees, for at least one year and for at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months.

The direct source of FMLA information below is courtesy of the United States Department of Labor website.
 Click Important Notices for Review
(Links to various sources of information about FMLA.)
(Covers the major requirements of FMLA and updates to the FMLA regulations.)
FMLA Compliance Guide
(Summarizes FMLA provisions and regulations and provides answers to the most frequently asked questions.)
elaws FMLA Advisor
(The FMLA Advisor provides information about employee eligibility under the law; including valid reasons for leave; employee/employer notification responsibilities; and employee rights and benefits.)
 Certification of Health Care Provider for U.S. Department of Labor Employee’s Serious Health Condition (Family and Medical Leave Act) Form WH-380-You must pick up this form in the Personnel Department as there is a section the employer must complete prior. 

For additional information contact the Personnel Department  or visit:

US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division


Family Leave Insurance of New Jersey Brochure

Under the Family Leave Insurance provision of the New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law, cash benefits may be payable for up to six (6) weeks to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child or to provide care for a seriously ill family member.

  • Bond with a child during the first 12 months after the child’s birth, if the covered individual or the domestic partner or civil union partner of the covered individual, is a biological parent of the child, or the first 12 months after the placement of the child for adoption with the covered individual. 

  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition supported by a certification provided by a health care provider. Claims may be filed for six consecutive weeks, for intermittent weeks or for 42 intermittent days during a 12 month period beginning with the first date of the claim. 

Child means a biological, adopted, or foster child, stepchild or legal ward of a covered individual, child of a domestic partner of the covered individual, or child of a civil union partner of the covered individual, who is less than 19 years of age or is 19 of age or older but incapable of self-care because of mental or physical impairment.  

To Apply:

1. You cannot apply for FLI until your first day of unpaid leave. 

2.  Submit your application to Personnel with  Employee Sections completed. The Personnel Department will complete the Employer Sections. We will then forward you the entire completed application to send in to the State directly. Remember, it is the employee’s responsibility to submit to the State. We obtain a copy for our records only.

3. For further details please visit http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/fli/fliindex.html


(The FLI application is in addition to applicable required forms listed above)