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    If you follow your link to the DoL website, you'll notice that "FMLA" stands for "The Family and Medical Leave Act."  FMLA gives you the right to a leave for a spouse, child, parent, or dependent in your household, or for your own serious medical condition, either all at one time (e.g., an doctor's order for bed rest during a pregnancy), or intermittently (e.g., for asthma, migraines, arthritis, a recurring back problem).  Intermittent leave is one of the big targets of the right wing.  They want bosses to be able to fire workers who call out sick.

    "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

    by Pesto on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 05:14:40 PM PST

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      FMLA gives you the right to a leave to care for a newborn or newly-adopted child (that's the main thrust of the "family" part of the law).

      "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

      by Pesto on Thu Nov 03, 2005 at 05:16:14 PM PST

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