Parental Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed by Congress in 1993 to help employees who must take leave due to family emergencies and is designed to promote the stability and economic security of families. The law allows eligible employees to take reasonable leave for:

  • For incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal medical care or child birth;
  • To care for the employee’s child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
  • To care for the employee’s spouse, son or daughter, or parent, who has a serious health condition; or
  • For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the employee’s job.

In January 2009 Military Family Leave Entitlements were added to the regulation.