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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

29 U.S.C. 2601, et seq.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees of a covered employer to utilize job-protected, unpaid leave, or to substitute appropriate paid leave if the employee has earned or accrued for up to a total of 12 work weeks in a 12-month period.

FMLA applies to all:

- public agencies, including state, local and federal employers, local education agencies (schools), and
- private-sector employers who employed 50 or more employees in 20 or more work weeks in the current or preceding calendar year and who are engaged in commerce or in any industry or activity affecting commerce, including joint employers and successors of covered employers.

For more information click on the links below:
U.S. Dept. of Labor
BRCC FMLA Policy No. 211