Family and Medical Leave Act

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Family and Medical Leave Act

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FMLA

A federal law, enacted in 1993, that requires large employers to grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period to long-standing employees for compelling medical or family reasons. Reasons include care of spouse, child, or parent of employee who has a serious health problem; birth of child of employee and care of the child; adoption or foster care-placement of a child with employee; and serious employee health problems that do not allow person to perform essential functions of job position.
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See generally Joseph Willis, Note, The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993: A Progress Report, 36 BRANDEIS J.
On February 5, President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, proclaiming that "now millions of our people will no longer have to choose between their jobs and their families." While thousands of employers will have to upgrade or add to their medical and family leave programs, the impact on most of them is not expected to be substantial.
Citing the need of the American family for "flexibility in the workplace," President Clinton last February signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
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