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Paternity Leave

In addition to parental leave, fathers may be eligible to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If you’re not eligible for FMLA, you can request vacation or Personal Leave. Read the FMLA and Personal Leave policies on Epoch > Policies & Procedures.

Family and Medical Leave

Employees may be entitled to paid and unpaid leave of absence under caregiver leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Read the caregiver and FMLA policies on Epoch > Policies & Procedures. These policies provide employees information concerning entitlements and obligations employees may have during such leaves. If you have any questions about caregiver or FMLA, contact the HR Service Center at 1.844.404.7247.

More FMLA Details

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave a year to care for yourself or a family member, including a new child. In general, you’re eligible if you’ve worked for Rockwell Automation for a year (with 1,250 hours) and haven’t used your 12 weeks for another reason.

FMLA is an unpaid leave. However, you may choose to take caregiver leave, vacation or holiday pay during your FMLA time. If you decide to use vacation or holiday pay, your HR representative must route a ticket to the time administrator to enter the vacation time in Workday for you. NOTE: If a Company-paid holiday occurs during the FMLA time, you will not be paid for that day. When you return to work, your HR representative or manager must send a request for holiday payout via the Workday ticketing system to payroll.

Caregiver leave provides up to two weeks paid time off to care for family members. Caregiver leave may be used for FMLA-eligible absences to care for eligible family members and runs concurrently with FMLA leave. See the FAQ for additional details.

Health Benefits During Unpaid FMLA

If you take unpaid time off under FMLA, you will be billed for your share of the health benefit premiums. If you don’t pay your benefit premiums, your enrollment may default to no coverage when you return to work.

Reminder: Make Benefits Changes Within 31 Days

A qualified status change, like having or adopting a baby, allows you to make changes to your benefits—such as adding a child to your medical coverage, changing how much you contribute to a Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or enrolling in a Dependent Care FSA. To make changes, go to Your Benefits or call the RASC within 31 calendar days of the qualified status change.