Evaluation Instruments and Handbooks:
Family Medical Leave Notices:
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) became effective August 5, 1993 and the Alaska Family Leave Act of 1992 (AFLA) became effective September 16, 1992. The Military Family Leave (MFL) provision of FMLA became effective January 16, 2009. The Acts promote preservation of the integrity and stability of the family unit, job security for the employee, as well as accommodating the business interests of the employer.
- The FMLA provides a job-protected absence for up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period to eligible employees for a qualifying condition.
- The AFLA provides a job-protected absence for up to 18 weeks in a 24-month period to eligible employees for a qualifying serious medical condition. It also provides a job-protected absence for up to 18 weeks in a 12-month period to eligible employees for pregnancy, childbirth or adoption.
- MFL (a FMLA provision) provides leave entitlements to family members of military service personnel in two ways:
- Up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period is provided for the spouse, son, daughter or parent of a military member due to a qualifying "exigency" that arises because the military member is called to covered active duty or is notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty in the armed forces.
- Up to 26 weeks of leave in a 12-month period is provided for a spouse, parent, son, daughter or next of kin to care for a military member or veteran (active within the last 5 years) who becomes seriously ill or is seriously injured while on covered active duty.
Family Medical Leave Employee Rights