• Medical Paid Leave

    What is Medical Paid Leave:

    LCPS will pay six (6) weeks of 100% pay after the employee has been absent 30 working days for a Serious Health Condition of the employee or their spouse, child, or parent.

    What are the requirements to be eligible for Medical Paid Leave for your own serious health condition?

    • Be employed with LCPS for one year (365 days) in a full-time benefits eligible position in the year immediately preceding the event date.
    • Be approved for leave under Policy 7716 - Family & Medical Leave (FMLA), Policy 7712 – Sick Leave or, Policy 7722 - Leave Without Pay.
    • Apply to receive short-term disability from the Reed Group or New York Life when absent for your own serious health condition.
    • Be absent for 30 working days due to your own serious health condition.

    What are the requirements to be eligible for Medical Paid Leave for an employee’s family member’s serious health condition?

    • Be employed with LCPS for one year (365 days) in a full-time benefits eligible position in the year immediately preceding the first day of leave.
    • Be approved for leave under Policy 7716 - Family & Medical Leave (FMLA), Policy 7712 – Sick Leave or, Policy 7722 - Leave Without Pay.
    • Be absent for 30 working days due to the serious health condition of a spouse, child, or parent.

     

    If you meet all the requirements, here are your next steps:

    • Complete leave packet at least two (2) weeks prior to your first date of absence (or as soon as practicable). Forms may be submitted through our Leave Form Submission Portal.
    • If you are an employee with a serious health condition, you must file for short-term disability 2 weeks prior to your estimated first day out, or as soon as practicable from your first day out. A short- term disability flyer is enclosed in the FMLA/leave packet. Applying for short-term disability is the employee’s responsibility and is a separate process from applying for FMLA or Medical Paid Leave.
    • Apply for Medical Paid Leave using the Paid Leave Application after you have been approved for more than 30 working days of leave. If your illness is related to your own serious health condition, you will be required to provide the date you applied for short-term disability.

    What happens after six weeks of Medical Paid Leave?

    Approved unpaid job and benefit protection will continue as documented under the appropriate leave policy. For the first six (6) weeks of the approved leave period, you will use your available sick, personal/annual leave or leave without pay. The following six (6) weeks you will receive 100% pay.

    Have more questions? Please check out our Medical Paid Leave flyer including Frequently Asked Questions.

    Please note that failure to follow the procedures outlined above may result in a delay or ineligibility for Medical Paid Leave. No Medical Paid Leave requests will be approved more than 60 working days retroactively from the start of your leave.

Last Modified on April 17, 2024