Full-time, non-bargaining employees and Local 777 Call Center members who need time off to take care of a family member are eligible for up to 160 hours of paid family care leave on a rolling 12-month basis. Part-time employees receive a prorated amount of Family Care Leave based on their average hours worked during the year.
Eligibility begins the first of the month following date of hire.
Qualified events must meet the eligibility requirements of the Family and Medical Leave as caring for a family member including the birth of a child, bonding with a newborn, placement of a child through adoption or foster care and caring for a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent (including stepparent), mother-in-law, father-in-law, siblings (including in-laws), grandparents, and grandchildren with a serious health condition. Family Care Leave will run concurrently with approved Family and Medical Leave as applicable.
Employees have the option to take the leave all at once or intermittently (e.g., two days a week for ten weeks). Employees have 12 months from the date of the qualifying event to use the time. Any unused time after 12 months is forfeited without compensation.