House Reps Float Bill To Add Parental Bereavement To FMLA

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 5:24 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of House Representatives on Thursday introduced a bill to protect the rights of grieving parents under the Family Medical Leave Act, proposing to give those who have lost children up to 12 weeks away from work to deal with the trauma.

Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; Martha McSally, R-Ariz.; Barbara Comstock, R-Va.; Brad Schneider, D-Ill.; Thomas Suozzi, D-N.Y.; and Don Beyer, D-Va., held a press conference announcing the Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act, which would add "death of a child" as a qualifying life event for leave under the FMLA.

The FMLA right now grants individuals up to 12 weeks of...

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