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When State Laws Collide With The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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Some states offer more — or less — generous leave rights than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  So if your company is covered by both federal and state law, follow the provisions of whichever law is most generous to employees.  Leave under the FMLA and state law can run concurrently, unless otherwise indicated by state law.


If your company has facilities in more than one state, you must adhere to the law of the state in which the facility is located.


Note: Some states have separate maternity/
pregnancy leave laws, medical donation leave laws, and family military leave laws, which are not included here.  Also not included here are laws that govern public or state employers.


Also note: Be sure to check with your state department of labor for the full details about listed laws and for the most current information.



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