Work & Family Policy Database
Expansion/Unpaid Family and Medical Leave
Subject: Family and Medical Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: S. 1863
Sponsor: Jehlen (D)
Date Introduced: 01/20/2011
To Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: 01/24/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
Reported Favorably by Committee, Referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee: 03/22/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Ways and Means with amendment: 05/03/2012
Referred to Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules: 05/03/2012
Read for a second time, recommitted to the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules: 05/08/2012
Proposes the same provisions as S. 48/H. 1409, but also elaborates on protections available to employees who take parental leave.
Primarily, employers who agree to provide parental leave beyond the eight-week period may not deny the employee the right to return to their job with the same status, pay, length of service credit and seniority, if the denial is not expressly made before the employee commences the leave.
This database provides short summaries of bills and statutes. The summaries are not intended to constitute legal advice. To find out how laws relate to your particular situation, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in employees’ rights, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (1-866-4USWAGE), your state labor department and/or your union.