TITLE 30
Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-33
The Rhode Island Military Family Relief Act

SECTION 30-33-3


§ 30-33-3 Family military leave requirements.

(a) Any employer, as defined in § 30-33-2, that employs between fifteen (15) and fifty (50) employees shall provide up to fifteen (15) days of unpaid family military leave to an employee during the time federal or state orders are in effect, in accordance with the provisions set forth in this section. Family military leave granted under this act may consist of unpaid leave.

(b) Any employer, as defined in § 30-33-2, that employs more than fifty (50) employees shall provide up to thirty (30) days of unpaid family military leave to an employee during the time federal or state orders are in effect, in accordance with the provisions set forth in this section. Family military leave granted under this act may consist of unpaid leave.

(c) The employee shall give at least fourteen (14) days notice of the intended date upon which family military leave will commence if the leave will consist of five (5) or more consecutive workdays. Where able, the employee shall consult with the employer to schedule the leave to not unduly disrupt the operations of the employer. Employees taking military family leave for less than five (5) consecutive days shall give the employer advance notice as is practicable. The employer may require certification from the proper military authority to verify the employee's eligibility to take the requested family military leave.

(d) An employee shall not take leave as provided under this act unless he or she has exhausted all accrued vacation leave, personal leave, compensatory leave or time, and any other leave that may be granted to the employee, with the exception of sick leave and disability leave.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 61, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 65, § 1.)