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