As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) that went into law in 1993, it’s a good time to look back at the way this workplace law made it possible for millions of hard-working Americans and their families to experience more work life balance. In honor of this milestone, The HR Writer has created a special infographic that highlights the facts around this employment law. (Feel free to re-publish this infographic on your own HR/career related site, with a link back to this post)

In case you are not familiar with the FMLA, this law gives eligible employees the option of taking up to 12-weeks of job protected leave to take care of a serious medical issue, care for an immediate family member, parent a new child, or care for a wounded or sick member of the Armed Forces. Since it’s incept, over 50 million Americans have benefited from this law.

Visit the US Department of Labor’s full FMLA resource site here for more information.

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Tess Taylor

Tess Taylor is the Founder and CEO of HR Knows

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