Idaho Leave of Absence (FMLA) laws & HR compliance analysis

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

In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), some states have their own comprehensive family leave laws that may also 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.
However, Idaho does not have such a law.
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State employees—special FMLA rules. The provisions of the FMLA apply to employees of the state without regard to the exclusion for worksites employing less than 50 employees in a 75–mile area and without the limitation on reinstatement of the highest-paid employees. The state is treated as one employer for the purposes of FMLA.
An appointing authority may request a return to work release if, due to the nature of the health condition and the job:
• Light or limited duty work or other accommodation is requested; or
• The agency, having a reasonable basis in fact to do so, requires assurance that returning to work would not create a significant risk of substantial harm to the employee or others (IDAPA
For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to maternity and pregnancy:
For in-depth guidance on state and local sick leave requirements:
State employees—leave for bone marrow and organ donation. Full-time employees of the state are entitled to a paid leave of absence of 5 workdays to serve as a bone marrow donor. Employees of the state are entitled to 30 workdays of paid leave to serve as a human organ donor.
The employee must provide the appointing authority with written verification that the employee is to serve as a bone marrow ...

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