The Family and Medical Leave Act provides certain rights and privileges to employees who qualify. These employees also have responsibilities associated with these rights. Qualifying reasons includes birth or adoption of a child, serious illness of employee or family member, a qualifying exigency of family member called to active military duty and care of a family member who suffered a serious injury in active duty. Employees must also meet other qualifications. Details and explanation can be found in DEC Local and Exhibits, DECA Legal and DECB Legal.
The Sick Leave Fund provides for the contribution of leave days by employees to a qualifying employee who has exhausted all available leave. This fund is administered by the Sick Leave Fund that is elected by all full-time employees. Details and explanations can be found in DEC Local.
Optional Disability Benefit
American Fidelity- This benefit provides income replacement funds to employees who are not able to work. Various waiting periods and amounts are available.