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The Family and Medical Leave Act & Week in Review

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Dear Debi,
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act and how can it help my family?
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Debi Gutierrez
Debi Gutierrez
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  • Leave time for family and medical reasons
  • Up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave time
  • Applies to public agencies, public and private schools, and companies with 50 or more employees
  • Health benefits maintained during leave
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Expert Advice
Priscilla Garcia
Priscilla Garcia
U.S. Department of Labor
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave time per year. Its designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave time for certain family and medical reasons.

FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees. The law also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. Employees are eligible for leave if they have worked for their employer at least 12 months over the past 12 months.

Specific conditions which would be covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act include:

  • For the birth and care of a newborn child
  • For placement of a child for adoption or foster care
  • To care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition
  • When the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition

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