Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Basics
A Note describing the rights and obligations of private employers and employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). For information on state leave law requirements, see the Leave Laws State Q&A Tool under Related Content.
This resource is being updated to reflect the US Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Nos. 14-556, 14-574, 14-562 and 14-571, 2015 WL 2473451 (June 26, 2015), which held that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all states and a state may not refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another state based on its same-sex character (see Legal Update, Supreme Court's Recognition of Same-sex Marriage Raises Benefits and Employment Law Issues).