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Family and Medical Leave Act

FAQ: Family and Medical Leave

Learn the rights, provisions and requirements provided by Family and Medical Leave Act.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Office of Personnel Management

Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to ''eligible'' employees for certain family and medical reasons. Also, find links to laws and regulations about the FMLA.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This fact sheet was prepared by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Office of Legal Counsel. It is intended to provide technical assistance pertaining to common questions about the FMLA, ADA, and Civil Rights Act.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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