When Bill Clinton signed the Federal Medical Leave Act into law in 1993, it was hailed as a triumph for women and families. The FMLA permitted most workers to take three months of unpaid leave when seriously ill, or to care for a baby or sick relative. But 20 years later, optimism has been replaced with... Read More »
While American troops are overseas, fighting for their country, many people back home have "Support Our Troops" bumper stickers, hang yellow ribbons, and pray for their safe return. But once veterans return stateside, many find their employers aren't jumping up and down to have them come back to work. Veterans... Read More »
Connie Robinson has beaten breast cancer but these days feels like a loser because taking time off from work to treat the disease led to her being fired -- twice.
Robinson first learned that she had breast cancer in October 2009, when she was working for an undisclosed Richmond, Va.-area organization as an... Read More »
By Jesse J. Holland
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states can't be sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act for refusing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness. One justice said the decision "dilutes the force" of the law that allows millions of working Americans time... Read More »
By Sam Hananel
The Obama administration proposed new rules Monday to help military families care for service members when they are injured or called to active duty on short notice.
The proposal expands eligibility under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows employees to take unpaid leave for... Read More »