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Legislation about Small Necessities Leave

This category contains bills and statutes that relate to short-term job-protected leave taken for occasional family-related activities, most frequently involving a child’s schooling (such as a parent-teacher conference) or a family member’s medical appointment.



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.