Support

Parental Leave Resources

The university gives new parents the flexibility and support they need as families grow.

Learn About Leave

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In times of opportunity and times of challenge, count on University Human Resources—including units like Faculty and Staff Disability Services, Faculty and Staff Immigration Services, and Employee and Labor Relations, or programs like Threat Assessment and Workers' Compensation—to offer personalized guidance and support that fit your circumstances:
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Disability Services

Find information about workplace accommodations, FMLA and other medical or caregiving leave, parental leave practices, and related topics. 

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Immigration Services

Review requirements for hiring from abroad, including visas and immigration statusI-9 forms, E-Verify practices, and interviewing.

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Workers' Compensation

Learn what to do if you're injured on the job, including where to receive treatment, how to report a claim, and helping employees return to work.

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Layoffs & Furloughs

Manage difficult situations by learning about processes specific to Merit staff, notice periods, resources to help find a new job, and more.

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Threat Assessment

Report potentially threatening situations, learn what happens after a report, or review safety suggestions and warning signs that indicate potential for violence.

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Employer & Labor Relations

Find information about collective bargaining, as well as info for supervisors and HR professionals about layoffs and furloughs, conflict, and more.