Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

Note: Effective January 1, 2014, all FMLA paperwork as well as decisions regarding an employee’s eligibility for FMLA leave will be administered by the FMLA Coordinator. The FMLA Coordinator can be reached at fmla@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-5460 and will provide the employee with the necessary forms.

Before a qualifying leave is designated as FMLA, the FMLA Coordinator will determine if the employee is eligible to take FMLA leave. Once this determination is made, the FMLA Coordinator will notify the employee of their rights and responsibilities under the FMLA. This is done by giving the employee a Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities.

The FMLA Coordinator will notify employees in writing of eligibility or non-eligibility within five (5) business days (absent extenuating circumstances) and thereafter during the same FMLA leave year, only if the employee’s eligibility status changes.

The eligibility notice must state:

1. Whether or not the employee is eligible; and

2. If not eligible, at least one reason why the employee is not eligible (i.e. does not have one (1) year of service and how much service the employee approximately has, does not meet 1044 hours requirement)

Last updated Jul 28, 2016