Taking Care Of Sick Or Disabled Family

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Other Family Problems

This category is about getting financial and work support, including leave, to take care of a sick or disabled family member, including around pregnancy. It also includes issues around estate planning, trusts, and other financial protections for another family member who may have special needs, health conditions, or other issues.

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Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Federal agency webpage with summary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), questions and answers, and a link to the federal regulations on the FMLA. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave. FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. It also seeks to accommodate the legitimate interests of employers and promote equal employment opportunity for men and women. FMLA applies to all public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and companies with 50 or more employees.

Family And Medical Leave Rights

This resource answers some common questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act, an important federal law.

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