S.3444 - Education Support Professional Family Medical Leave Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL] (Introduced 09/28/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/28/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3444 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/28/2016)
Education Support Professional Family Medical Leave Act
This bill amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to provide that employees who are education support professionals will be considered as meeting the hours of service requirement to become eligible for family or medical leave under the Act, if they have worked, during the previous 12-month period, at least an average of:
- 60 hours a month for the employer from whom the leave is requested, or
- 60% of the total monthly hours expected for the employee's job description and duties with regard to that employer.
The bill defines an "education support professional" as an employee of a public elementary or secondary school or public institution of higher education that may include: (1) a paraeducator who provides instructional or noninstructional support; and (2) a member of the secretarial, clerical, or administrative support staff (e.g., bus drivers, janitors, kitchen workers, and security guards).
The Department of Labor may provide a method for calculating leave under the Act for education support professionals.