• The Ethical Issues Of Family Medical Leave Act
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    The Ethical Issues of Family Medical Leave Act The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was eight long years in the making. After many bitter debates between the Republicans and Democrats, Congress passed the Act on February 4, 1993. President Clinton signed the measure into law the following day. The Act became effective on August 5, 1993. The Act required employers with fifty or more employees within a seventy-five mile radius to offer eligible employees up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave during a ...
  • Fmla Usa Today
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    You get the phone call in the middle of the night. Your son or daughter has been in a serious accident and is hospitalized in critical condition. After several day's they come home from the hospital with several broken bones and require your around the clock attention for the next eight to twelve weeks. You just got over a serious medical condition yourself which you acquired while on vacation and do not have any vacation time or sick time to take off. Do you have to quit your job? Can your empl...
  • Family And Medical Leave
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    Families and Employers in a Changing Economy In 1993, Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA or the Act) to provide a national policy that supports families in their efforts to strike a work-able balance between the competing demands of the workplace and the home. These demands have intensified over the last 25 years, as the nation has experi-enced dramatic social and economic changes affecting businesses, employees and families alike. American businesses have confronted a changi...
  • Family Medical Leave Act
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    The Family Medical & Leave Act When President Clinton signed the Family Medical & Leave Act in 1993, he created a brand new avenue for American workers to manage their work-life balance. Thus far, the act has helped thousands of families focus on spending time with their kids during the times in life when parents are needed most. New mothers now have the security of knowing that when they take a maternity leave, there will be a job waiting for them if they decide to return. The other major advan...
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Employee Laws Act
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    Pregnancy Discrimination. There are many issues to consider in pregnancy discrimination. The well-being of the child, the well-being of the mother, employer / employee relations, as well as gender issues. There are however several State and Federal laws that protect people against pregnancy discrimination. Two of the Federal laws are the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was an amendment to title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196...