The Family Medical Leave Act
Entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave
The FMLA is a remedial statute and its purpose is to entitle employees to take reasonable leave for (a) medical reasons; (b) for birth of a child; and (c) for the care of a child, spouse, or parent who has a serious health condition. 29 U.S.C. 2601(b)(2).FMLA Overview
Leave for the birth of a child
In 2017 we welcomed our daughter Madeline into the world. During our birthing class I remember a room full of soon to be parents raising their hands when asked if they were concerned about taking medical leave.
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Leave for Care of a Parent
In 2020 my dad was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. My siblings all had to take intermittent medical leave- one a physician, another a federal employee, and the last a medical resident. We were all forced to balance our work responsibilities so we could spend time with my dad.
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