Do you have a medical condition, or need time to tend to an ill family member? Then a Family Medical Leave of Absence is what you are looking to do...

A Family Medical Leave is for when an employee has health issue of their own, or if the employee (you) are the primary caregiver of a spouse, child or parent with serious health conditions. We are here to help you all year long, just call our office and we will be glad to set up an appointment to discuss questions you may have.

In the meantime, here are a few items you should review first...

A few key items you should know:

  • Your Request for Leave letter should be sent to Human Resource 60 days prior to the start of your leave of absence. Note: Most medical issues come as a surprise so make an appointment to meet with Human Resources to explain your need to take a leave of absence.*
  • How many days do you have in your sick day bank? If you are unsure call the Payroll & Benefits Dept. at (732) 613-6758 or vial email at Sick days are used prior to becoming eligible for a leave of absence, unless it is to tend to a family member. Sick days are applied only toward days that school is in session (do not include non school/workdays, i.e. winter/spring breaks, etc.).
  • Physicians Letter - You will be required to submit a letter from your doctor stating the reason for requesting a leave of absence. If the leave is to tend to a family member then a letter explaining the condition as to why your need is necessary.*
  • Disability Insurance – If you carry Prudential Disability Insurance, contact Prudential Rep. Cindy Cooper at (800) 727-3414 to notify her of your intended leave of absence and with any questions you may have regarding your plan.

*You may call the EBEA office (732) 390-6600 to discuss your options, all communications with our members are completely CONFIDENTIAL.