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Paid parental leave applies in cases of birth, adoption and foster care when the JTS employee will be the sole primary caregiver. Any benefits eligible JTS employee who has completed 1-3 years of service is eligible for six weeks of paid parental leave. Benefits eligible employees who have completed more than 3 years of service are eligible for eight weeks of paid parental leave. This paid parental leave policy applies only to benefits-eligible employees and employees who have been employed at JTS for one full year (12 months).  All employees who have worked at JTS for at least 12 months, and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of their requested leave are eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The paid parental leave and the FMLA leave will run concurrently. After completing the paid portion of the leave, employees are able to use vacation and sick time to apply to the remainder of their 12 weeks. After they have exhausted those days they may take the remainder of the time unpaid.  Paid parental leave must be taken within one year from the date of birth, adoption or foster care commencement. New parents who are not the primary caregiver, but are benefits-eligible and have served at JTS for more than one year, may take two weeks of paid bonding leave.

Contact:, Diana Torres-Petrilli, Director of Human Resources,