family medical leave
Federal, state, and local laws that authorize employees to take paid or unpaid leave for a defined period of time for major health-related medical issues affecting their immediate family.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


family medical leave
Federal, state, and local laws that authorize employees to take paid or unpaid leave for a defined period of time for major health-related medical issues affecting their immediate family.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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