Rhode Island Parental & Family Medical Leave (RIPFML)
Employees who meet eligibility requirements under FMLA or RIPFML can request an unpaid leave for certain family or medical reasons that guarantees job security. Employees who have worked at least twelve consecutive months and at least an average of thirty hours weekly are eligible for leave under the Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave (RIPFML).period. Eligible employees may take up to thirteen work weeks of leave in a consecutive 24-month period. Eligible employees may request leave under RIPFML for the following reasons:
The birth, adoption or foster placement of an employee’s child
To care for an employee's spouse, qualifying domestic partner, parent, child, or parent-in-law with a serious illness
An employee’s own qualifying serious illness that makes an employee unable to perform their job;
To attend a child's qualifying school activities (Note: this leave is limited to ten hours in a twelve- month period)
An employee on an approved leave under RIPFML is entitled to the continuation of group health insurance coverage on the same terms as if they had continued to work. Upon the expiration of leave under the RIPFML, an employee is entitled to return to the same or equivalent job.