Employee Leaves of Absence

NEED TO BE OUT OF WORK?
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE!

As an RWU or RWU School of Law employee, you may be eligible to take a leave of absence for certain situations. RWU complies with the federal Family Medical Leave Act and the Rhode Island Parental and Family Leave Act, which work together to provide you time off that protects your job and benefits.

Although the federal and Rhode Island leave laws provide unpaid time off, you might be paid for this time out of work through several ways:

  • Accrued sick leave time;
  • Accrued vacation time;
  • Rhode Island Temporary Disability Insurance;
  • Rhode Island Temporary Care Giver Insurance;
  • Lincoln Financial Group Short-Term Disability Insurance; or
  • Other paid time per your union contract or non-aligned policy.

Not all of the above payments may apply to you or your leave; however, upon requesting a leave, you will be given information about eligible payments available while on an approved leave of absence.

Applying for a leave of absence is easy!
Lincoln Financial Group, our short- and long-term disability insurance company, coordinates the leave of absence process.  You may apply 24/7 via phone or the web portal.

Human Resources will work with you and your manager to answer benefit questions, including being paid while on a leave, and will help coordinate your return to work.

If you have a question or need additional assistance, please call (401) 254-3028.  The following sections provide detailed information.

Or . . . If none of the above situations apply to you . . .

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Please click on the link below to request another type of leave for which you may be eligible.

Reporting Your Disability Claim/Leave

Follow this link for more information on the RWU FMLA policy.
RWU Family Leave Policy & Procedure

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