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
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