It is a goal of Marquette University to administer and provide leaves of absences to employees, for legitimate purposes. A leave of absence is approved time off from the employee's job for valid medical, personal, family, military, or other circumstances, in accordance with university guidelines, and as required by state and federal regulations.
Employees are encouraged to work with their supervisor or Human Resources if time off work is needed for reasons other than a vacation request or scheduled doctor/dentist appointment.
Under Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, employees who have completed 12 months of employment with Marquette University and have worked at least 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months are eligible for up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected time off for qualifying medical, maternity, paternity, adoption, foster care placement, military, or family caretaker reasons. Approval is subject to timely receipt of complete and sufficient medical documentation from a qualified healthcare provider.
If you are not eligible for job-protected Family Medical Leave (FML) under federal regulations, the State of Wisconsin has its own FML regulations. Under Wisconsin’s FML regulations, an employee who has worked for Marquette for more than 52 consecutive weeks and for at least 1000 hours during that 52-week period is entitled to up to six (6) weeks of unpaid job-protected leave in a calendar year for the birth or adoption of a child, up to two (2) weeks of leave in a calendar year for the care of a child, spouse, parent or parent of a spouse with a serious health condition, and up to two (2) weeks of leave in a calendar year for the employee's own serious health condition. Approval is subject to timely receipt of complete and sufficient medical documentation from a qualified healthcare provider.
Leave that is FMLA-qualifying protects your job and is unpaid. The university allows you to use available accrued time off to remain in a paid status during FML.
To learn more about Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, please read this General Notice. Please contact the Human Resources benefits department with any questions.
Employees may also apply for a leave of absence for the reasons below. These leaves of absences do not fall under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and may be subject to departmental approval.