family care leave

family care leave

absence from a job that is permitted for an employee to care for a family member who is ill, disabled, or pregnant. The U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year from a job for the birth or adoption of a child; for the care of a seriously ill child, spouse, or parent; or for a serious illness affecting the employee. The law applies only to companies with 50 or more employees. Employers must guarantee that a worker can return to the same or a comparable job.

family care leave

Permission to be absent from work to care for a family member who is pregnant, ill, disabled, or incapacitated.
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Under the Act, a covered employer in most cases must grant an employee who has completed more than one continuous year of employment a family care leave of absence in one of four circumstances: (1)the birth of a child of the employee; (2)the placement of a child with the employee in connection with the adoption of that child by the employee; (3) to take care of a "seriously ill" child; or (4) to take care of a parent or spouse who has a "serious health condition.
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65 per month) in the employers' contributions to the union's health and welfare fund, and an additional 8 cents, if needed, to maintain current benefit levels in the second year, increasing to a minimum of 20 cents (and up to an additional 15 cents if needed) in the third year; and unpaid family care leave for up to 6 consecutive months within a 2-year period with no loss of seniority.
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