Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bill would amend FMLA to allow parents time-off to mourn the death of a child

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act to give parents grieving the death of their child as many as 12 weeks of un paid leave. The FMLA currently only provides protection to employees need "to care" for certain family members.

The Parental Bereavement Act of 2011 (S. 1358) would add grieving over the death of a child to the list of activities for which an individual may take leave under the FMLA. The leave cannot be taken intermittently or on reduced schedule unless both the employer and employee agree. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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Definitely, there are humanitarian reasons that people should respect. Family is important and there are priorities that should be given the right amount of time and attention in spite of the usually demanding requirements of a career life.

Posted by: Ergonomic Chair | Sep 15, 2011 11:02:26 PM

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