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Family and Medical Leave Act

Welcome to FindLaw's section on employees' rights to family and medical leave, including maternity leave, disability, and more. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the federal law that allows covered employees to take extended time away from work to handle certain family or medical matters.

This section contains answers to common questions on the FMLA, employee rights and responsibilities, and more. To begin, select an item from the list below, or click "read more" to learn about the history of the FMLA. 

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