Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) requires certain employers to provide unpaid leave to employees for reasons of birth, adoption or placement of a foster child, for that employee”s serious health condition or to allow the employee to care for an immediate family member suffering from a serious health condition. After the leave, the employee must be restored to the same or essentially-same position held before the leave. Health care benefits must be maintained during the leave. Many states have enacted laws more stringent than the Federal requirements.