Facts About the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act and information to help you determine if you are eligible. This federal law requires some employers to let you take unpaid time off for illness, having a baby, or caring for an ill family member. Your job is protected when you return. Download the PDF version of this fact sheet. See other fact sheets on workplace rights. 


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