Child - A biological, adopted, or foster child, a stepchild, a legal ward or child or a person standing in loco parentis who is either under 18 or who is 18 or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability.

Eligible Employee - Employees are eligible for FMLA if they have worked for a covered employer for at least one year, for 1250 hours over the previous 12 months, and if at least 50 employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles.

Family Member - The employee’s child, parent or spouse.

Health Care Provider - Includes, but is not limited to, a doctor of medicine or osteopathy, clinical psychologist, podiatrist, dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, or licensed nurse practitioners.

Next-of-kin – Nearest blood relative.

Parent - A biological parent or any individual who stood in loco parentis when the employee was a child as defined above. The term does not include parents-in-law.

Qualifying Exigency - may include

  1. short-notice deployment,
  2. attending certain military events,
  3. arranging for alternative childcare and school activities,
  4. addressing certain financial and legal arrangements,
  5. attending certain counseling sessions,  
  6. rest and recuperation,  
  7. attending post-deployment reintegration briefings, and
  8. additional activities agreed to by the University and the eligible employee.

Serious Health Condition - An illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves (1) inpatient care (i.e., an overnight stay) in a hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility; or (2) continuing treatment by a health care provider. “Continuing treatment” includes a period of incapacity of more than three consecutive calendar days, as well as any incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal care, a chronic health condition, a permanent or long-term condition, multiple treatments for restorative surgery.

Spouse - A husband or wife as defined or recognized under appropriate state law.