Kimberly Clark

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

When you need to be away from work because of an FMLA-qualifying event, there’s certain action you need to take and paperwork that needs to be completed and submitted to Matrix.


FMLA provides up to 12 weeks* of unpaid, job-protected time off for certain qualifying events including:

  • Your Own Serious Health Condition
  • Your Family Member’s Serious Health Condition
  • Birth, Adoption, or Foster Care of a Child
  • Military Qualifying Exigency

FMLA also provides up to 26 weeks* of unpaid, job-protected time off for the care of a covered family member who suffered an injury or illness during active duty.

*Varying state rules apply.

How to Request an FMLA Leave

If you need family, medical, or military FMLA leave, you must notify K-C of your need for leave. Failure to comply with the following notice procedures may result in your request for leave being delayed or denied.

Here's how to request leave from K-C:

  1. Contact Matrix online at matrixabsence.com or by phone at 877-202-0055. Matrix representatives are available 24/7, 365 and can verify your FMLA eligibility and whether your absence qualifies for FMLA coverage.
  2. Follow your site's call-in procedure. While Matrix is responsible for verifying your eligibility for FMLA leave and will send notice to your Team Leader and HR representative about the status of your leave request, you’re responsible for also providing notice of your absence to your site. If you’re not familiar with your team’s call-in procedure, contact your Team Leader or HR representative.


Use of Paid Time Off

FMLA leave is generally unpaid leave. However, a portion of your annual allotted paid time off will automatically be used concurrently with your FMLA leave as outlined below:

FMLA Absences for Self-Care

  1. All paid sick leave hours will be exhausted.
  2. All personal holiday hours will be exhausted.
  3. All carryover vacation will be exhausted.
  4. Up to 50% of your total annual vacation allotment will be exhausted before you can take FMLA unpaid.

FMLA Absences for the care of a Family Member or Military-Related

  1. All personal holiday hours will be exhausted.
  2. All carryover vacation will be exhausted.
  3. Up to 50% of your total annual vacation allotment will be exhausted before you can take FMLA unpaid.


FMLA Policy

To learn more about FMLA including a summary of FMLA provisions including eligibility requirements, events that qualify for FMLA, and action you need to take to request FMLA-protected time off, review the FMLA Policy.


Disclaimer

This site is provided to help Kimberly-Clark (K-C) employees better understand their benefit plans. It does not guarantee coverage under a plan and does not provide complete descriptions of K-C benefit plans. K-C reserves the right to change these plans at any time. In all cases, the formal Plan Documents will govern.

If you are an organized hourly employee covered by these plans, see your HR representative or other person designated at your unit for information on how your plan(s) may differ from the information on this site. You may also call the Benefits Information Line at 800-551-2333. Empyrean representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Fidelity representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. From outside the U.S., dial your country’s toll-free AT&T Direct Access number then enter 800-551-2333.