City of Albany - Family Medical Leave Act

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It is the policy of the City of Albany, and in accordance with federal and state law, to grant family medical leave to eligible employees. Generally, eligible employees are entitled up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave of absence per calendar year except as noted below under “special circumstances,” or up to 26 weeks if providing care for a recovering armed forces service member. Federal and state laws protect an employee against loss of employment for reasons related to the leave and, in some cases, against loss of insurance coverage in the event an employee must be absent from the workplace due to his or her own serious health condition, the serious health condition of a family member, to care for a family member injured in the line of duty while on active duty, or for a qualifying exigency for a family member called to active duty or an impending call or order to active duty. The law guarantees a maximum amount of time off which is either paid or unpaid depending upon available unused leave accruals.

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