Summary: H.R.5882 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5882. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/19/1990)

Family Education Leave Act - Entitles employees to eight hours of paid leave from their jobs, in each school year, for each day in which they are engaged for at least one hour in the activities of a school attended by a dependent, if such leave request is made two weeks in advance.

Requires employers to provide such leave to full-time employees who have been in their employ for at least 12 months before such a leave request. Subjects to civil penalties employers who refuse to provide such leave or who discriminate against an employee who requests such leave.

Provides that such leave requirements shall take effect with respect to the school year beginning in 1991.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to grant a family leave credit to employers who provide their employees with family leave for attending school activities. Sets such credit at an amount equal to ten percent of the employer's qualified family leave expenses for the taxable year.

Requires employers to post notice of such leave requirements. Sets civil penalties for violations of the notice requirement.