Human Resources

Leaves of Absence & Pay Continuation

 

Leaves of Absence - Faculty & Staff Employees

When faculty and staff employees need to be away from work for extended periods of time they may be eligible to take a leave of absence. These include leaves for personal medical conditions, parental leave, family care leave, military service leave, other military-related leaves or leaves for personal reasons.

Massachusetts & California Policies

Massachusetts Policies

  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) General
    • Family Care Leave (FMLA)
    • Parental Leave (FMLA)
    • Personal Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • Military Caregiver Leave (FMLA)
    • Qualifying Exigency Leave (FMLA)
  • Massachusetts Parental Leave
  • Non-FMLA Leave
    • Family Leave (Non-FMLA)
    • Parental Leave (Non-FMLA)
    • Personal Medical Leave (Non-FMLA)

California Policies

  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • California Paid Family Leave
  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) General
    • Family Care Leave (FMLA)
    • Parental Leave (FMLA)
    • Personal Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • Military Caregiver Leave (FMLA)
    • Qualifying Exigency Leave (FMLA)
  • Non-FMLA Leave
    • Parental and Family Care Leave (Non-FMLA)
    • Personal Medical Leave (Non-FMLA)

Massachusetts & California Leave Certification Forms & Fitness for Duty Certification

  • Leave Certification for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
  • Leave Certification for Child Birth, Adoption or Foster Placement
  • Leave Certification for Employee’s Serious Health Condition
  • Leave Certification for Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave
  • Fitness for Duty Certification

Work-related Illness or Injury - Faculty & Staff Employees

Eligible employees who sustain a work-related illness or injury must notify their department manager, who will then contact the Office of Human Resources. To file a First Report of Injury, please email hr@emerson.edu within 24 hours of illness or injury.  For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or contact Emerson College Police Department at (617) 824-8888.

Massachusetts & California Forms

  • First Report of Injury

Pay Continuation

Most leaves of absence are generally state or federally mandated as unpaid leaves. However, staff employees may use or may be required to use their accrued unused sick, personal and/or vacation time as pay continuation during these otherwise unpaid leaves.

Faculty and affiliated faculty may refer to the faculty website for details on how their collective bargaining agreement manages the particular leave and pay continuation.

In addition, faculty and staff employees may also receive other types of pay continuation during a leave of absence. For example, during medical and parental leaves, eligible employees may be paid through the College’s Short-Term Disability, Parental Pay or Long-Term Disability plans. During work-related illness or injury, eligible employees may be paid by Workers’ Compensation. Employees working in California may be eligible for state-paid benefits during leaves of absence. For more information, please review the individual policies below.

Massachusetts & California Policies

Massachusetts Policies

California Policies

Additional Time Off Policies

For more information about paid time off, leaves of absence and pay continuation, please review the College’s policies below.

 

Massachusetts & California Policies

Massachusetts Policies

California Policies

General Inquiries

Any faculty or staff employee considering or planning a leave of absence must consult with the Leave of Absence Administrator, Human Resources, about available options, benefits, and other pertinent details.

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