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Legislation about the Flexible Use of Sick Leave

This category contains bills and statutes that require that employers who provide sick leave to be used for a worker’s own illness allow workers to use all or some of that leave time to care for an ill family member or to address other family health needs.



This database provides short summaries of bills and statutes. The summaries are not intended to constitute legal advice. To find out how laws relate to your particular situation, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in employees’ rights, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (1-866-4USWAGE), your state labor department and/or your union.