Human Resources

Away from Work Programs

Short Term Disability - Staff

Nazareth College provides short-term disability coverage consistent with the requirements of New York State Disability Benefits Law (DBL) by providing financial protection to employees who become temporarily disabled due to a non-work-related injury or illness.

If applicable, disability leave/benefits will run concurrently with any other applicable period of leave, including FMLA leave, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Statement of Rights - New York State Disability Law  

Short Term Disability Process

Employee Eligibility for Disability
Applying for Disability Benefits
Compensation During Disability
Returning to Work
Additional Information

NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL)

Effective January 1, 2018, the New York State (NYS) Paid Family Leave Benefit Law (PFL) provides eligible employees with partially paid, job protected family leave benefits when they are unable to work due to a qualifying event. 

If applicable, PFL will run concurrently with any other applicable period of leave, including Family Medical Leave (FMLA), to the maximum extent permitted by law.

NYS PFL - Notice to Employees

Statement of Rights for Paid Family Leave

NYS Paid Family Leave Policy

PFL Information and Process

Qualifying Events under PFL
Employee Eligibility for PFL
Advance Notice Requirement
Process for Applying for Leave
When do PFL benefits begin?
How can PFL be taken?
Compensation while on PFL


The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a United States labor law that provides up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for qualified medical and family reasons.

Leaves of absence, short term disability, PFL, and Workers’ Compensation or similar leaves will run concurrently with FMLA leave to the maximum extent permitted by law. 

Employees Rights and Responsibilities under FMLA

Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

Qualifying Events under FMLA
Employee Eligibility for FMLA
Compensation while on FMLA
Relationship to other leave programs

COVID-19 Quarantine Paid Leave

NYS has enacted guaranteed job-protected paid leave to employees who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation for COVID-19, issued by:

  • the state of New York,
  • the Department of Health,
  • local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order, or whose minor dependent child is under such an order.

Employee Notice on NYS COVID-19 Paid Leave

Obtaining an Order of Quarantine

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Forrest in Human Resources.

Paid Time Off - Staff

Sick Leave: Use for time away from work for your own illness or to attend medical appointments.  

Family Sick Leave: Up to 3 days per year can be used to care for a sick family member; time can also be used for own health appointments or illness.

Vacation: Scheduled time away from work and pre-approved by manager.

Personal Time: To be used to tend to personal needs; employees are to notify manager in advance whenever possible.  

**See the Staff Employee Handbook for all leave policies.**

Leave Time - Faculty

Faculty do not normally need to report sick time. 

During the COVID-19 outbreak, faculty that are not able to work due to self-quarantine or illness should notify their department chair as well as Human Resources. 

More information regarding medical and family leaves for Faculty can be found the in the Faculty Manual.  


Go to NazNet, click on Staff-Time Cards/Payroll to view.