Work & Family Policy Database
Providing for Family and Medical Leave for Eligible Employees
Subject: Family and Medical Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: H.B. 1713
Sponsor: Truitt (R)
Date Introduced: 06/22/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
Referred to House Committee on Labor and Industry: 06/22/2011
Summary: Expands the federal FMLA by allowing FMLA-eligible workers to take six weeks of their leave to care for a sibling, grandparent or grandchild, provided that the care recipient has no living spouse, child or parent who can care for them.
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