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(A) No wages will be paid to the employee during his or her family and medical leave of absence with the exception of substituted paid sick days or accrued paid vacation leave.
(B) If the employee takes family and medical leave, he or she will not lose employment benefits that accrued before the date leave began. While he or she is on leave, the city will pay, on his or her behalf, the costs of any benefits from group coverage paid by a group premium (e.g., life insurance) and its portion, if any, of health insurance benefits. The employee will have the option to continue any other available benefits at his or her own expense. If the employee is delinquent in paying his or her share of benefit premiums and the delinquency continues for 15 days after the city gives the employee notice of his or her delinquency, then his or her benefits will be canceled. The employee will not accrue vacation and sick time during his or her leave.
(C) If the employee takes family and medical leave and does not complete at least 30 days of additional employment, he or she shall immediately reimburse the city for any amount paid by the city during the leave period, excluding the period consisting of paid sick days and vacation leave substituted for family and medical leave, for its portion, if any, of the employee’s health insurance premiums, unless the failure to return for at least 30 days of additional employment is due to the continuation, recurrence or onset of a serious health condition of his or her spouse or child, or some other extenuating circumstance beyond his or her control.
(D) If the employee fails to return to work because of the continuation, recurrence or onset of a serious health condition of his or her spouse or child, then he or she must provide the city with medical certification of his or her family member’s serious health condition within 30 days from the date he or she notifies the city that he or she will not return to work. If the employee does not provide the medical certification in a timely manner, then the city can recover the portion of health care premiums paid by the city on his or her behalf as set forth in division (C) above.
(1984 Code, § 33.51) (Ord. O-28-17, passed 11-28-2017)