- Words: 4479
- Length: 16 Pages
- Topic: Careers
- Paper #: 49075184
Family Medical Leave Act
Before the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law in 1993, the United States was among the few industrialized nations with no such legislation in place.
Employees had to make do with piecemeal legislation, such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act or with leaves won through union contracts or policies with more enlightened employers.
The FMLA, however, was a controversial piece of legislation. On one side, employers