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EMPLOYEE LEAVE OF ABSENCE


The County of Monterey abides by all local, state, and federal laws relating to leave of absence.  Per the Department of Labor, request for a foreseeable leave of absence should be received by the employee’s department at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the leave. If 30 days advanced notice is not possible the employee must provide notice of the need for leave as soon as possible and practical. The LOA Request Form can be found here.  Please see below for additional details on specific types of leave.


PREGNANCY DISABILITY LEAVE (PDL)

Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) is a leave status for an employee who is unable to work due to pregnancy. Per the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) the duration of this type of leave is defined by the treating physician, not to exceed 4 months. Leave can be taken before or after birth of the baby or during any period of time in which the woman is physically unable to work due to pregnancy. If possible, an employee must provide their employer with at least 30 days advanced notice of the date for which the pregnancy disability leave will begin, and the estimated duration of the leave.  During PDL employees in the J, K, F, H, S, N, P, Q, V, Z bargaining unit may submit a request for State Disability Insurance (SDI) through the California Employment Development Department by clicking on “File and Manage a Claim”. Employees in the D, E, G, L, O, X, XL, and Y unit may apply for UNUM. Click HERE for more information on UNUM.  

 

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take job and benefit protected leave for specified family and personal medical reasons.  To be eligible for FMLA leave an employee must work for Monterey County for at least 1 year and within the year prior to the leave have worked 1250 hours. In most circumstances FMLA and CFRA leave will run concurrently.  Eligible employees are entitled to twelve workweeks of leave in a 12 month period for:

  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job, including pregnancy if the employee has exhausted her PDL entitlement.
  • 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 place child within one year of placement.
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition.
  • 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.

Eligible employees are entitled to 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 service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).

During an FMLA leave employees in the F, H, J, K, N, P, Q, S, V, Z bargaining units may submit a request for State Disability Insurance (SDI) through the California Employment Development Department by clicking on “File and Manage a Claim”.  Employees in the D, E, G, L, O, X, XL, and Y unit may apply for UNUM. Click HERE for more information on UNUM.   

Find more information on FMLA HERE.

  

CALIFORNIA FAMILY RIGHTS ACT (CFRA)

CFRA entitles eligible employees to take job and benefit protected leave for specified family and personal medical reasons.  To be eligible for CFRA leave an employee must work for the employer for at least 1 year and within the year prior to the leave have worked 1250 hours. In most circumstances FMLA and CFRA leave will run concurrently.  Eligible employees are entitled to twelve workweeks of leave in a 12 month period for:

  • A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job
  • 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 place child within one year of placement
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition

During a CFRA leave employees in the F, H, J, K, N, P, Q, S, V, Z bargaining units may submit a request for State Disability Insurance (SDI) through the California Employment Development Department by clicking on the “File and Manage a Claim”. Employees in the D, E, G, L, O, X, XL, and Y unit may apply for UNUM. Click HERE for more information on UNUM.   

 

Find more information on CFRA HERE.

 

The County of Monterey abides by all local, state, and federal laws relating to leave of absence.  Per the Department of Labor, request for a foreseeable leave of absence should be received by the employee’s department at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the leave. If 30 days advanced notice is not possible the employee must provide notice of the need for leave as soon as possible and practical. The LOA Request Form can be found here.  Please see below for additional details on specific types of leave.

 

WORKERS' COMPENSATION 

Please visit the Monterey County Risk Management website for additional information.

 

4850

4850 leave is a salary, job, and benefit protected leave status for safety officers injured in the line of duty. The duration of this type of leave is based on the treating physician’s recommendation, not to exceed 1 year. 

 

MILITARY

Employees of the County who are in the military and are called for active duty are entitled to a military leave of absence and other benefits as provided in Monterey County Military Leave Policy and by the Division II, Part I, Chapter VII of the Military and Veterans Code.

Employees in need of a military leave of absence must submit an Active Duty Military Leave Administration Procedure and Form, which must be reviewed and approved by the Monterey County Military and Veterans Affairs Officer. 

 

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