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Small business must have FMLA policies to avoid lawsuits

May 26, 2009

In 1993, Congress passed The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). By guaranteeing workers some unpaid time off in the event of a serious health problem, after the birth of a child or to care for a sick family member, the FMLA was touted as an important step forward in creating a more family friendly workplace. President Clinton described the law as, “… one of the most significant pieces of regulation ever put in place to protect America’s families.”

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