The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) allows qualified employees of Fayette County Public Schools to have 12 weeks of job-protected leave in a rolling calendar year. It resulted from Congress' concern about employees who must take leave because of family emergencies. FMLA is designed to promote the stability and economic security of families. The law allows eligible employees to take reasonable leave for medical reasons, for the birth or adoption of a child, and for the care of a child, spouse or parent who has a serious health condition.
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