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20th anniversary of FMLA

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which gives workers time off to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, sick relative, or their own illness. At the time, FMLA was a groundbreaking provision that protected workers who needed to attend to family or medical needs from losing their jobs. Today, it's time for an update. 

FMLA must be strengthened to catch up to the changing times since it was first enacted two decades ago. Among other updates, it should provide not only time off to deal with family or medical issues, but should provide paid time off.

Check out the great work from some of our partners on FMLA at 20:


You can also weigh in on Twitter regarding the 20th anniversary of FMLA by using or searching for the hashtag, #FMLA20. It's been an active one today!