family leave

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family leave

n.
Leave, especially unpaid leave as stipulated in US federal law, granted to an employee to care for a new baby or a sick family member or to attend to a medical condition that prevents the employee from performing his or her job.
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fam′ily leave′


n.
an unpaid leave of absence from work in order to take care of a baby or an ailing family member.
[1990–95]
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The first issue will include coverage of: a federal appeals court ruling involving overtime payment rules; a suit filed by a state worker against his employer under the family medical care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; and, a lost wages claim against Perdue Farms.
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 provides "up to [twelve] weeks of unpaid leave per year under particular circumstances that are critical to the life of a family."(3) These circumstances are:
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) was passed on February 5, 1993.

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