Take It or Leave It: A New Approach to Intermittent Leave for Non-Traditional Family Caretaking Duties Under the Family and Medical Leave Act

By Megan Luby.

American workers are among the most overworked in the entire world: they “work longer hours, have shorter vacations, get less in unemployment, disability, and retirement benefits, and retire later, than people in comparably rich societies . . . .” As a result, millions of those working Americans rely on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA or the Act) and its leave benefits to balance their lives as working employees with their numerous and ever-growing private obligations. In turn, FMLA-leave related litigation has risen drastically in recent years as employees continue to assert their rights to FMLA leave time. Read Luby’s full note here.