Family and Medical Leave Act


A United States federal law requiring covered employers to provide employees job protected and unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons.
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The FMLA 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.


  • twelve workweeks of leave in a 12 month period for:
-Birth of a child and to care for the newborn within one month of birth

-To care for family members with serious health conditions

-A serious health conditions that prevents the employer to do his/her job

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