Family and Medical Leave Act

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announces plan to offer paid family and medical leave, Jan. 23, 2014 (credit: Instagram/Sen. Gillibrand)

Gillibrand Pushes For Paid Family And Medical Leave For Nominal Cost To Workers

The senator’s measure would change the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was enacted in 1993, to give workers about two-thirds of their salaries for up to 12 weeks in a family crisis.

01/23/2014

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The Pros & Cons Of Working From Home

Ten percent of the American workforce is currently working from home. Could it work for you?

10/13/2013

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Lean In Or Lean Out: America’s Pregnant Workers Decide

Despite individual preference to either lean in or out, America’s pregnant workers are all at a disadvantage when it comes to family leave time after bringing baby home.

07/31/2013

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L.I. Congressman Calls For Parental Bereavement To Be Added To Family And Medical Leave Act

Rep. Steve Israel has called for allowing 12 weeks of paid leave for parents coping with the death of a child, which is currently not covered under the 1993 law.

10/03/2012