The Family and Medical Leave Act is one of our country’s most innovative and effective labor laws:
- A worker with a serious health condition can be absent without penalty for up to 12 work weeks a year.
- Leave must be tranted to enable care for a ill child, spouse or parent.
- Mothers and fathers can take up to 12 weeks after a child is born or adopted.
- Part-time schedules must be allowed when a medically necessary – even if an employer has a historical policy against part-time work.
Written by respected Boston lawyer Robert M. Schwartz, The FMLA Handbook features examples, tips, questions and answers, and other easy-to-understand materials to help workers and unions apply this remarkable law.