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Utah Leave of Absence (FMLA): What you need to know

Some states have comprehensive laws that require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness, but Utah does not have such a law. However, Utah employers with 50 or more employees are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). There are details on the federal Act.
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Utah has adopted the requirements of the federal FMLA for its state employees (UT Admin. Code Sec. 477-8-9).
State employees may use sick leave for preventive health and dental care, maternity/paternity and adoption care, or for absence from duty because of illness, injury, or temporary disability of a spouse or dependents living in the employee's home. Exceptions may be granted for other unique medical situations. Absence for illness beyond the accrued sick leave credit may continue under the following provisions: an approved leave-without-pay status, not to exceed 12 months; an approved Family Medical Leave Status; or in an annual or other accrued leave status (UT Admin. Code Sec. 477-8-7(4)).
An employee of the state who is ineligible for FMLA, workers' compensation, or long-term disability may be granted leave without pay for medical reasons. Medical leave without pay may be granted for no more than 12 months. Medical leave may be approved if a registered health practitioner certifies that an employee is temporarily disabled. An employee who is granted this leave must provide a monthly status update to the employee's supervisor.
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