Happy 14th Anniversary, FMLA

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, legislation enacted in 1993 to guarantee employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for family and medical needs.

As an anniversary gift of sorts, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut announced last week his intention to beef up FMLA with six weeks of paid leave. He’s planning on introducing some legislation to the U.S. Senate soon. He wrote an op-ed piece about it for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Hooray! This is definitely a step in the right direction. Just thought you’d like to know.

3 thoughts on “Happy 14th Anniversary, FMLA

  1. Yeah, let’s hope the U.S. wises up before Swaziland, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Liberia begins offering paid leave. Sheesh!

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