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 Rhode Island Parental & Family Medical Leave Act PDF

The Rhode Island Parental & Family Medical Leave Act is a labor law posters poster by the Rhode Island Department Of Labor and Training. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers of 50 or more employees.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place by any employer who has 50 or more employees. This poster describes the requirements for eligibility for family medical leave as well as how to file a request for leave and what happens when the employee returns to work.

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This notice is to provide you with information on the "Rhode Island Parental and Family
Medical Leave Act", which requires that employers of 50 or more employees grant an unpaid
leave of absence, upon the request of an eligible employee, for 13 consecutive weeks in any
two calendar years, under certain conditions.	
Employees Eligible
Employees are eligible to apply for leave if they are full-time employees who work an average of 30
hours a week or more and have been employed continuously for at least 12 months.
Purpose of Leave
The leave required to be provided under the Act must be for one or more of the following reasons:
1. Birth of a child of an employee.
2. Placement of a child 16 years of age or less with  an employee in connection with the adoption of such
child by the employees.
3. "Serious illness" of the employee or the employee's parent, spouse, child, mother-in-law, or father-in-
law. (Serious Illness is defined to mean a disabling physical or mental illness, injury, impairment or
condition that involves in-patient care in a hospital, nursing home, or hospice, or out-patient care
requiring continuing treatment or supervision by a health care provider).
Requests for Leave
In order to be entitled to the leave, the employee must give at least 30 days notice of the intended date
upon which the requested leave is to commence and terminate, unless prevented by medical emergency
from doing so. Employees may be requested to provide written certification from a physician caring for
the person who is the reason for the leave request, which certification shall specify the probably duration
of the requested leave.
School Involvement Leave
An employee who has been employed for 12 consecutive months is entitled to 10 hours of leave during
any 12 month period to attend school conferences or other school-related activities for a child of whom
the employee is the parent, foster parent, or guardian. A notice of 24 hours prior to the leave must be
given to the employer by the employee. The leave is not required to be paid; except an employee may
substitute any accrued paid vacation leave or other appropriate paid leave.
Use of Sick Leave by Adoptive Parent
Any employer who allows sick time or sick leave of an employee to be used after the birth of a child shall
allow the same time to be used for the placement of a child 16 years of age or less with an employee in
connection with the adoption of the child by the employee.
Continuation of Health Benefits
Prior to the commencement of leave, the employee must pay his employer a sum equal to the premium
required to maintain the employee's health benefits in force during the period of leave, which sum is
required to be returned to the employee within 10 days following return to work.
Return From Leave
Employees who are granted leave under the Act are entitled to be restored to the position held when the
leave commenced, or to a position with equivalent seniority, status, employment benefits, pay and other
terms and conditions of employment, including all fringe benefits and service credits that the employee
had been entitled to at the commencement of the leave.
Prohibited Acts
The Act makes it unlawful for any employer to interface with, restrain, or deny employees the rights
provided under the Act. Any discrimination or disciplinary action taken against an employee for
exercising his rights under the Act, or for opposing any practice made unlawful by the Act, is also
Alleged violations of the Act may be complained of (1) in a civil action brought by an employee, (2) by a
complaint filed with the Director of Labor and Training of the State of Rhode Island. Civil penalties are
provided for violations of the A	
ct or any order issued by the Director of Labor and Training.

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