Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy

CST complies with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to provide eligible employees with job-protected leave for qualifying family and medical reasons.

Employee Eligibility

  • Eligible Employees: Employees who have worked for CST for at least 12 months (which need not be consecutive) and have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months preceding the start of FMLA leave are eligible.

  • Qualifying Reasons: Employees may take FMLA leave for the birth or adoption of a child, caring for a family member with a serious health condition, or their own serious health condition that renders them unable to perform their job.

Leave Entitlement

  • Maximum Leave: Eligible employees may take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave within a 12-month period for qualifying reasons.

  • Military Caregiver Leave: Eligible employees may take up to 26 workweeks of unpaid leave to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.

Calculation of Leave

  • Intermittent Leave: Employees may take FMLA leave intermittently or on a reduced leave schedule when medically necessary or for qualifying reasons.

Leave Request and Notification

  • Notice to Employer: Employees must provide at least 30 days' advance notice of the need for FMLA leave when the need is foreseeable. When the need is not foreseeable, notice should be given as soon as practicable.


  • Medical Certification: Employees may be required to provide medical certification to support the need for FMLA leave, including information about the duration and nature of the condition.

Job Restoration and Benefits

  • Return to Work: Upon return from FMLA leave, employees are generally entitled to be restored to their original job or an equivalent position with equivalent pay, benefits, and other employment terms.

  • Benefits Continuation: During FMLA leave, the employer-provided benefits will continue on the same terms as if the employee had continued to work.

Employee Responsibilities

  • Policy Adherence: Employees are expected to comply with the company's FMLA policies, provide required notices and certifications, and keep the employer informed of any changes in circumstances during leave.

CST recognizes the importance of supporting employees' family and medical needs. Employees seeking FMLA leave or requiring further information should contact human resources for guidance and assistance.