Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons.
The law contains provisions on employer coverage; employee eligibility and entitlement, maintenance of health benefits, notice and certification; and protection for employees who request or take FMLA leave. The law also requires employers to keep certain records.
Information pertaining to the law can be found on the Department of Labor’s website