The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. It is the intent of VCU to provide employees the opportunity to balance the demands of the workplace and their families by taking paid or unpaid leave for medical reasons. The FMLA policy for VCU is designed to be consistent with federal law and the provisions of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Policy on Family and Medical Leave. 

See also:

FMLA request form (search under VCU HR forms)

Family Medical Leave Act policy (under VCU HR policies)

Disability insurance, which may replace all or part of your income while on FMLA

Glossary of terms
Eligibility criteria
Qualifying reasons for FMLA leave
Benefits and conditions
Applying for FMLA