The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is supposed to be helpful when it comes to maternity leave. In some...
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is supposed to be helpful when it comes to maternity leave. In some ways FMLA is useful, but it's sad when all you can say about your maternity leave laws is that, "Well, it's better than nothing." FMLA is better than nothing - just not by much. FMLA is designed to offer "Eligible employees up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:"
- The birth of a baby.
- The adoption of a baby or child.
- The placement of a foster child.
- To care for a seriously sick family member - it must be a health condition requiring advanced care.
- To allow the employee to take sick leave if they have a serious health condition.