Family and Medical Leave Act

Author(s):

  • Carol Nowicki

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2003

Topic:

  • Business Case
  • Human Resources
  • Leave
  • Public Policy

Discipline:

  • Business and Management
  • Law

Abstract:

The impact of the FMLA on the workplace is fertile ground for Work-Family Studies. Seen by many as the successor to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the FMLA has broadened the scope of statutorily mandated leave beyond pregnancy and the birth of a child. The FMLA has brought the issue of care giving for family members squarely into the workplace. It is a recognized piece of the employment mosaic.

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