Pennsylvania Employers Required to Provide Leave to Organ Donors

Effective June 26, 2021, employers subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) must provide leave to Pennsylvania employees to help them prepare for and recover from surgery related to an organ or tissue donation.

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Living Donor Protection Act was signed into law, which provides FMLA-eligible employees undergoing donor surgery the same leave they would be entitled to under the FMLA for their own serious health condition or that of a family member.

Employees are generally eligible for leave under the FMLA if:

  • They have worked for the covered employer for at least 12 months;
  • They have worked for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 months; and
  • Their employer employs at least 50 employees within 75 miles of their worksite.

For additional information surrounding this leave and its eligibility requirements, click here.

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