Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act (FAMILY Act)
Nearly all workers need to take time away from work at some point to deal with a serious personal or family illness or to care for a new child. Laws providing paid family and medical leave allow workers to meet these needs without jeopardizing their economic security. Paid leave laws allow workers to:
- Continue to earn a portion of their pay while they take time away from work to: Address a serious health condition (including pregnancy);
- Care for a family member with a serious health condition;
- Care for a newborn, newly-adopted child or newly-placed foster child.
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