1993. [52] Even if an employee works where same-sex or common law marriage is not recognized, that employee's spouse triggers FMLA coverage if the employee married in a state that recognized same-sex marriage or common law marriage. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. may designate. of the report of the Commission to Congress. #block-googletagmanagerfooter .field { padding-bottom:0 !important; } This is because workers should not have to choose between the job they need and the family members they love who may need their care. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a 1993 labor law that protects the jobs of employees who need to take a leave of absence for personal or family reasons. Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 n. A federal law that protects the jobs of and guarantees unpaid leave to certain workers who suffer medical problems or who must care for sick family members or … shall provide the employing agency with not less than Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. [21] Under §2652(b) states are empowered to provide "greater family or medical leave rights". the term 'employee' means any 'employee', as defined The .gov means it’s official. employee" means a Senate employee and the term "employer" and in order to care for such son or daughter. " tit. sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive Findings and purposes the date that occurs 12 months after the date of the enactment of title 5, United States Code. The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely. sex by ensuring generally that leave is available for eligible medical reasons by the government of the District of Columbia and any individual /*-->