Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Your Rights Under the FMLA
Management often gives workers a hard time when we ask for a leave to take care of our medical needs or our families.

Labor Department's New Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act
Read the Department of Labor's short guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). 

Protect Yourself with Intermittent Leave
Warehouse jobs are brutal. Production standards and mandatory overtime take a toll on our bodies. FMLA intermittent leave is a tool we can use to protect ourselves.

Labor Department Tightens FMLA Restrictions
Days before George Bush left office, the Department of Labor issued new, more restrictive regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Learn about the restrictions, which are still in effect, and how they could affect you.

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