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With both heads of the household increasingly saddled with full-time jobs, legislation by the U.S. government was enacted to ensure employment protection for workers with pressing family needs.

The current law provides some protection for working couples who want to devote time away from work for personal family reasons such as maternity, adoption, sick leave and death in the family.

Learn more about the rules and regulations governed by both the federal government and your local state legislature with online FAQ's, fact sheets and concise explanations of the Family Medical Leave Act....

More about family medical leave around the Web:

U.S. Department of Labor: Family and Medical Leave Act
- A synopsis of the Family and Medical Leave Act together with laws and regulations, FAQ, employee eligibility, valid reasons for leave, employee/employer notification responsibilities, employee rights/benefits, fact sheets and downloadable forms.

AFSCME Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act - Answers to questions like "What takes precedence - local state laws or federal?" (Answer: choose whichever is better) and more detailed information on notice requirements, leave status, substitutions of paid leave, enforcement and more.

Taking Family and Medical Leave - Specifics on what conditions must be met to qualify, with more on continued health insurance, reinstatement upon your return, and an overview of the future of the law and possible expansion of its protections, from Nolo.

The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Questions and answers on how the three laws are independent of and interact with each other in terms of medical conditions and personal leave.


also see -> Office Life | Take Your Kids to Work Day

Employee Rights

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