The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law which provides up to 12 weeks of FMLA job-protected leave (or up to 26 weeks of military caregiver leave to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness) during a 12-month period to eligible City of Suffolk employees.
Effective July 1, 2023, The Standard will begin administering the city’s FMLA requests and disability claims.
When should I report an absence?
You should report an absence to Standard if you are absent from work or know you will be absent from work for any of the following reasons:
Your own serious health condition (including pregnancy)
To care for your newborn child
The placement of your adopted or foster child
To provide care for a qualifying family member with a serious health condition
To care for a covered service member who becomes injured or ill in the line of duty
For a qualifying reason related to military activities
How do I notify The Standard about an FMLA absence and disability?