Birth/Care of Child, Adoption, Placement of Foster Child Leave Guide

This is an infographic from University Human Resources on the topic of leave for the birth or care of a child, adoption, or placement of a foster child.  At the top, the infographic has three sections with the words “FMLA Eligibility,” “What FMLA Covers,” and “Amount of FMLA Leave.”  Within the “FMLA Eligibility” section the text reads “Employed by ISU for 12 months, and worked at least 1,250 hours prior to start of FMLA leave.”  The “What FMLA Covers” section reads “Job-protected leave, continuation of health insurance benefits, and return to employment upon completion of leave.”  The “Amount of FMLA Leave” section reads “Up to 12 work weeks of family leave per calendar year.”    Just below these sections, there is a chart that graphically represents leave eligibility for pregnancy leave, leave for the birthing parent, non-birthing parent, adoption (leave for both parents), and placement of foster child (leave for both parents.)  The chart indicates that the following types of leave allow for up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave: birthing parent, non-birthing parent, adoption (both parents), and placement of foster child (both parents.) If the birthing parent is not FMLA eligible, Iowa law requires up to 8 weeks of unpaid pregnancy leave.  The chart then indicates the following types of leave have the ability to use vacation concurrently: pregnancy leave, leave for the birthing parent, non-birthing parent, adoption (leave for both parents), and placement of a foster child (leave for both parents).  Finally, the chart explains the differences in types of leave and the ability to use sick leave concurrently:   pregnancy and birthing parent leave may use sick leave for medical recovery of birth parent, non-birthing parent may use up to 80 hours of emergency leave if accrued, adoption (both parents) may use up to 5 days of paid leave from sick and up to 80 hours of emergency leave if accrued, and placement of foster child (both parents) may use up to 80 hours of emergency leave if accrued.