A leave of absence is approved unpaid time off, with the exception of maternity leave, which is a paid leave of absence. Employees must notify the Rollins Leave of Absence Specialist at (404) 888-2714 as soon as possible, but no later than three days (3) from the date of the FMLA-qualifying event if they anticipate they will be off work for more than ten (10) days due to a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) qualifying reason. The LOA Specialist will advise the employee of their FMLA rights and responsibilities, as well as answer questions regarding Non-FMLA Leave, short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD), if applicable.

The types of leaves of absence are:

  1. Medical FMLA and Non-FMLA
  2. Military Caregiver FMLA and Non-FMLA
  3. Personal FMLA and Non-FMLA
  4. Intermittent or Reduced Schedule FMLA
  5. Workers’ Compensation FMLA and Non-FMLA
  • Leaves of Absence are FMLA or Non-FMLA, based on the employee’s length of employment and the reason for the leave.
  • This policy may be subject to applicable state and/or local statutes. Contact the Leave of Absence Specialist at (404) 888-2714 for information regarding your state guidelines.
  • The process for placing an employee on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave begins the first day the employee is off work for a qualifying reason such as the birth of a child, to care for an immediate family member (employee’s spouse, child or parent) who has a serious health condition, for an employee’s own serious health conditions, etc.
  • If the leave was not anticipated and will extend beyond 5 workdays, the manager should consult with the Leave of Absence Specialist who will assist them in obtaining the required paperwork to administratively place the employee on a leave of absence and will contact the employee to notify them of their FMLA rights and responsibilities.
  • All leaves of absence, except those taken due to the employee giving birth, are unpaid.

Please see the Leave of Absence Policy, Frequently Asked Questions and Workers’ Compensation Benefits Information documents for more information.