Happy 30th Birthday FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law on February 5, 1993, by President Bill Clinton. It provides eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave per year for certain family and medical reasons (such as the birth of a child, care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition, or the employee’s own serious health condition). The FMLA is considered a landmark law in the United States and has provided millions of employees with the opportunity to take time off to care for themselves or their loved ones while still keeping their job.

This law has helped to balance the needs of employees and their families with the needs of employers. It has allowed workers to take time off to address their health or the health of their loved ones without the fear of losing their job, while also protecting the stability and economic security of families.

Overall, the FMLA has provided critical support to millions of American workers and their families, helping them to manage their work-life responsibilities while also promoting economic security.

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The information contained in this article is intended for educational purposes and to provide a general understanding of regulatory events, legislative changes and the law – not to provide specific legal advice. Employers are advised to discuss and/or receive counsel from their licensed legal or accounting professional, prior to implementing any new policy or policy change.