Work & Family Policy Database
Legislation about Job-Protected Leave
This category contains bills and statutes that include provisions that prohibit employers from firing, demoting or otherwise penalizing workers who request or take leave, and that entitle workers in most cases to return to the same or an equivalent position upon returning to work.
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.