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In May 2023, Congress reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act). The FAMILY Act establishes a national paid family and medical leave program. The Act provides workers with up to 12 weeks of partial income when they take time for their own serious health conditions, including pregnancy and childbirth recovery; the serious health condition of a family member; the birth or adoption of a child; to address the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking and/or to make certain arrangements arising from the military deployment of a spouse, child or parent.

The Act also ensures workers who have been at their job for more than 90 days have the right to be reinstated following their leave and that all workers are protected from retaliation for taking the leave. This is the first time since the bill has been introduced that it includes leave for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. FUTURES applauds this effort to create a national paid family and medical leave landscape that provides workers with the time they need to care for themselves and their families. Please see the full bill text and our fact sheet on paid safe leave below.

FAMILY Act Resources