Summary: H.R.925 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House amended, Part II (03/09/1988)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Education and Labor with amendment, H. Rept. 100-511 (Part II))

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1988 - Title I: General Requirements for Family Leave and Medical Leave - Makes rights provided under this title inapplicable to employees of any facility of an employer at which: (1) during the three-year period beginning after the effective date of this title, fewer than 50 employees are employed, and when the combined number of employees employed by the employer within 75 miles of the facility is fewer than 50; and (2) after such period, fewer than 35 employees are employed, and when the combined number of employees employed by an employer within 75 miles of the facility is fewer than 35.

Entitle employees to family leave for specifed periods in cases involving the birth, adoption, foster care, or serious health condition of a child or the serious health condition of a parent.

Entitles employees to temporary medical leave for specified periods in cases involving inability to work because of a serious health condition.

Sets forth conditions for certification for such types of leave.

Provides that such leave may be without pay. Allows employees to substitute other types of paid leave to cover part of such leave period.

Sets forth employment and benefits protections relating to such leave.

Provides for administrative enforcement of this title by the Secretary of Labor, as well as enforcement by civil action. Sets forth provisions for injunctive relief, monetary relief, and attorneys' fees.

Requires employers to post notice of the pertinent provisions of this title.

Title II: Family Leave and Temporary Medical Leave for Civil Service Employees - Amends specified Federal law to entitle civil service employees to family and temporary medical leave for specified periods.

Provides that such leave will be without pay. Allows employees to substitute other types of paid leave for part of such leave.

Sets forth protection for job position and health insurance benefits of employees using such leave.

Directs the Office of Personnel Management to prescribe regulations for administration of this title which are consistent with the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Labor under title I of this Act.

Title III: Commission on Family and Medical Leave - Establishes the Commission on Family and Medical Leave.

Requires the Commission to report on its study of family and medical leave (which may include legislative recommendations concerning coverage of small businesses) to the Congress within two years after the Commission first meets. Terminates the Commission within 30 days after its final report.

Title IV: Miscellaneous Provisions - Sets forth the effect of this Act on existing laws and existing employment benefits.

Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to discourage employers from adopting more generous leave policies.

Directs ths Secretary of Labor to prescribe regulations to carry out title I of this Act, within 60 days after the enactment of this Act.