Family Medical Leave Act of 1993

Running head: FAMILY MEDICAL ACT OF 1993

Family Medical Act of 1993
David Alexander
University of Phoenix
Bus Law
Professor Gross
July 13, 2009

Family Medical Act of 1993
      The competition of employers amongst themselves to court the upper tier employees is contingent on a lot of things.   For example, companies tend to spend money on improving benefit packages on medical, paid time off, and miscellaneous perks within the company.   This portfolio of companies tends to embark on journeys throughout the market place and help recruit employees.   Another form of recruitment that employees take pride in is the creditability of the company to help market top tier employees away from other companies and help create business with customers based on creditability. There are a lot of things companies can do to assure their creditability in the marketplace and some of the most efficient way is to protect and maintain laws and operate within the guidelines that are generated.
      The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is a United States labor law allowing an employee to take unpaid leave due to a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform his job or to care for a sick family member or to care for a new son or daughter (including by birth, adoption or foster care). The bill was among the first signed into law by President Bill Clinton in his first term. Family and Medical leave act or FMLA is a law designed to guarantee that workers facing a medical catastrophe or certain specified family responsibilities will be able to take needed time off from work without pay but without losing medical benefits or their job (““, n.d.).   Although this is the law and companies have no choice but to follow the law, companies can go strictly by the law and just allow the basic needs within the law or companies can use this as a background to go above the law and incorporate extras to help the employee as well.   For example, companies often offer...