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Know Your Contract

7.1.C:  Upon retirement, teachers employed before July 1, 2013 shall be paid the equivalent of one-half (1/2) of his/her total accumulated unused sick leave.  The maximum paid shall not exceed forty-five (45) days.  For all teachers, such payment shall be at the rate of 1/185 of his/her annual salary.  The Board shall provide employees the option of placing this severance benefit in a pre-tax account in accordance with state and federal law from which the employee may pay for health insurance benefits after retirement.

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Check out the New Format of WHEA News!

WHEA World, Vol. 14, Issue 1 (November, 2022) (1)

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Employee’s Guide to FMLA

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From the Dept of Labor website:

“As part of the Department’s continuing effort to spread the word about the FMLA and make the FMLA more accessible, WHD is releasing an Employee Guide to the FMLA, a 16-page, plain language booklet designed to answer common FMLA questions and clarify who can take FMLA leave and what protections the FMLA provides.

The Employee Guide specifically addresses:

  • Who can use FMLA? (Coverage and Eligibility)
  • When can I use FMLA? (Qualifying reasons to take FMLA)
  • What can the FMLA do for me? (FMLA rights and protections)
  • How do I request FMLA leave?
  • Communication with Employer (Employer and Employee Notices)
  • Medical Certification
  • Returning to Work (Reinstatement rights)
  • How to File a Complaint

The Employee Guide includes three easy-to-follow and informative flow charts that detail how FMLA coverage and eligibility are determined, maps out the FMLA leave process and how the FMLA medical certification process works. It addresses the FMLA definition of “son or daughter”, including in loco parentis relationships even if the employee has no biological or legal relationship to the child, as provided in the Department’s June 2010 FMLA Administrator Interpretation. It also provides detailed information on how an employee can file an FMLA complaint with the WHD if they believe their FMLA rights have been violated.”

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