The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) provides that covered employers must grant

an eligible employee up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period

for one or more of the following reasons: for the birth and care of the newborn child of the

employee; for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care; to

care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition;

or to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health


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