FMLA at a crossroads, or in the cross-hairs?

Butler, Kelley M.
February 2007
Employee Benefit News;Feb2007, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p7
The article highlights a debate concerning the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Department of Labor is reviewing the effectiveness of the costly FMLA due to the ambiguity of what is actually covered under the Act. Federal data shows that the nearly 50 million employees that have taken FMLA leave do so for less than 10 days to cover the illness of themselves or a family member. Leave of absences longer than 30 days were generally attributed to maternity leave.


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