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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1990

Short Titles as Reported to House

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1989

Short Titles as Introduced

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1989

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To entitle employees to family leave in certain cases involving a birth, an adoption, or a serious health condition and to temporary medical leave in certain cases involving a serious health condition, with adequate protection of the employees' employment and benefit rights, and to establish a commission to study ways of providing salary replacement for employees who take any such leave.


Actions Overview (9)

Date
07/25/1990Failed of passage in House over veto: On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 232 - 195 (Roll no. 262).
06/29/1990Vetoed by President.
06/29/1990Presented to President.
06/14/1990Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
05/10/1990Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 187 (Roll no. 107).
05/01/1989Reported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 101-28, Part III.
04/27/1989Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. H. Rept. 101-28, Part II.
04/13/1989Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 101-28, Part I.
02/02/1989Introduced in House

All Actions (74)

Date Chamber
07/25/1990-12:53pmHouseREFERRAL OF MESSAGE AND PAPERS - The veto message and the bill, together with the accompanying papers, were referred to the Committee on Education and Labor and the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
07/25/1990HouseOn passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 232 - 195 (Roll no. 262).
07/25/1990-12:37pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
07/25/1990-11:22amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to pass the bill upon reconsideration, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding.
07/25/1990The Chair announced the unfinished business to be the consideration of the veto.
07/10/1990HouseOn motion to postpone consideration of the veto message until July 25. Agreed to without objection.
07/10/1990HouseMr. Ford (MI) moved to postpone consideration of the veto message until July 25.
07/10/1990-4:12pmHousePRINTING OF VETO MESSAGE - By unanimous consent, the veto message, together with the accompanying bill, was ordered to be printed and spread upon the pages of the Journal of the House.
07/10/1990HouseThe Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
06/29/1990Vetoed by President.
06/29/1990HousePresented to President.
06/28/1990SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
06/28/1990SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/14/1990SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
06/14/1990SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
06/14/1990SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
06/13/1990SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to consideration presented in Senate.
06/13/1990SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
05/15/1990SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 546.
05/10/1990-1:24pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/10/1990-1:24pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 - 187 (Roll no. 107).
05/10/1990-1:06pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 155 - 264 (Roll no. 106).
05/10/1990-12:38pmHouseThe House is proceeding with ten minutes of debate on the Grandy motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions provide for two provisions to be worked into the legislation: First, to establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive study on the effects of family and medical leave mandates for businesses with less than 50 employees, and to provide that the establishment of said commission precede implementation of the legislation; Second, to allow the House of Representatives to serve as the institution within which a pilot program for the implementation of mandatory family and medical leave would be established.
05/10/1990-12:38pmHouseMr. Grandy moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor.
05/10/1990-12:37pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
05/10/1990-12:36pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/10/1990-12:36pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 770.
05/10/1990-12:35pmHouseH.Amdt.442 On agreeing to the Gordon amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 259 - 157 (Roll no. 105).
05/10/1990-11:37amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 388, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with thirty minutes of debate on the Gordon amendment in the nature of a substitute.
05/10/1990-11:37amHouseH.Amdt.442 Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Gordon.
05/10/1990-10:20amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to H.Res. 388, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with the one hour of debate remaining from yesterday's consideration.
05/10/1990-10:20amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
05/10/1990-10:19amHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
05/09/1990-9:16pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 770 as unfinished business.
05/09/1990-7:31pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the rule and a unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one and one half hours of the available two and one half hours of general debate.
05/09/1990-7:30pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Barbara B. Kennelly to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
05/09/1990-7:30pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 388 and Rule XXIII.
05/09/1990-7:30pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 770 with 2 hours and 30 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. In lieu of the amendments now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text printed in part one of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to said substitute shall be in order except those printed in part two of the report of the Committee on Rules and said amendments shall be considered as having been read, shall be debatable for the time specified and time will be equally divided and controlled. If more than one amendment in the nature ...
05/09/1990-7:30pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 388.
05/09/1990-7:20pmHouseRule H. Res. 388 passed House.
05/08/1990-5:42pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 388 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 770 with 2 hours and 30 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. In lieu of the amendments now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text printed in part one of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to said substitute shall be in order except those printed in part two of the report of the Committee on Rules and said amendments shall be considered as having been read, shall be debatable for the time specified and time will be equally divided and controlled. If more than one amendment in the nature ...
05/01/1989HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 27.
05/01/1989HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 101-28, Part III.
04/27/1989HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. H. Rept. 101-28, Part II.
04/26/1989HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on House Administration
04/26/1989HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on House Administration
04/20/1989HouseUnfavorable Executive Comment Received from Justice.
04/19/1989HouseUnfavorable Executive Comment Received from Justice.
04/18/1989HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Administration Subcommittee on Personnel and Police
04/18/1989HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Administration Subcommittee on Personnel and Police
04/17/1989HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Personnel and Police.
Action By: Committee on House Administration
04/13/1989HouseReferred sequentially to the House Committee on House Administration for a period ending not later than May 1, 1989 for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(k), rule X.
04/13/1989HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 101-28, Part I.
04/13/1989HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
04/13/1989HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
04/12/1989HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
04/12/1989HouseOrdered to be Reported.
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
04/12/1989HouseSubcommittee on Compensation and Employee Benefits Discharged.
03/20/1989HouseUnfavorable Executive Comment Received from OPM.
03/08/1989HouseSubcommittee on Labor Standards Discharged.
03/08/1989HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
03/08/1989HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
03/02/1989HouseUnfavorable Executive Comment Received from Labor.
03/02/1989HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Action By: House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations
02/28/1989HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations
02/22/1989HouseExecutive Comment Requested from OMB, OPM, Postal Service.
02/13/1989HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Compensation and Employee Benefits.
Action By: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
02/07/1989HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations
02/07/1989HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
02/07/1989HouseExecutive Comment Requested from Labor.
02/07/1989HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Labor Standards.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
02/02/1989HouseReferred to the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service.
02/02/1989HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
02/02/1989HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (151)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Schroeder, Patricia [D-CO-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Hawkins, Augustus F. [D-CA-29]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Atkins, Chester G. [D-MA-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. AuCoin, Les [D-OR-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Bates, Jim [D-CA-44]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Beilenson, Anthony C. [D-CA-23]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-25]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Boggs, Corinne C. (Lindy) [D-LA-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-12]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Brennan, Joseph E. [D-ME-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-36]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Bruce, Terry L. [D-IL-19]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE-At Large]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Coelho, Anthony Lee [D-CA-15]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Collins, Cardiss [D-IL-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-21]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Crockett, George W., Jr. [D-MI-13]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Davis, Robert W. [R-MI-11]* 02/02/1989
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. de Lugo, Ron [D-VI-At Large]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-28]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL-20]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Dwyer, Bernard J. [D-NJ-6]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Dymally, Mervyn M. [D-CA-31]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Espy, Mike [D-MS-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Fascell, Dante B. [D-FL-19]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Fauntroy, Walter E. [D-DC-At Large]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Feighan, Edward F. [D-OH-19]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Flake, Floyd H. [D-NY-6]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Florio, James J. [D-NJ-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Foley, Thomas S. [D-WA-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Ford, William D. [D-MI-15]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Garcia, Robert [D-NY-18]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Gaydos, Joseph M. [D-PA-20]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-22]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Gray, William H., III [D-PA-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Green, S. William [R-NY-15]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Hayes, Charles A. [D-IL-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Hertel, Dennis M. [D-MI-14]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Hochbrueckner, George J. [D-NY-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Jones, Walter B. [D-NC-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Jontz, Jim [D-IN-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Kastenmeier, Robert W. [D-WI-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Kolter, Joseph P. [D-PA-4]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Kostmayer, Peter H. [D-PA-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Lehman, Richard H. [D-CA-18]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Lehman, William [D-FL-17]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Leland, Mickey [D-TX-18]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Levine, Mel [D-CA-27]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-17]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-20]* 02/02/1989
Rep. McCloskey, Frank [D-IN-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. McDade, Joseph M. [R-PA-10]* 02/02/1989
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-9]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Mavroules, Nicholas [D-MA-6]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Moody, Jim [D-WI-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Morrison, Bruce A. [D-CT-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Murphy, Austin J. [D-PA-22]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Oakar, Mary Rose [D-OH-20]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Pease, Donald J. [D-OH-13]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Pepper, Claude [D-FL-18]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Perkins, Carl C. [D-KY-7]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-22]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-16]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Roybal, Edward R. [D-CA-25]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Savage, Gus [D-IL-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Scheuer, James H. [D-NY-8]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Schneider, Claudine [R-RI-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-10]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Sikorski, Gerry E. [D-MN-6]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-30]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Solarz, Stephen J. [D-NY-13]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-9]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Swift, Al [D-WA-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Udall, Morris K. [D-AZ-2]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Unsoeld, Jolene [D-WA-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Walgren, Doug [D-PA-18]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-24]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Wheat, Alan [D-MO-5]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Williams, Pat [D-MT-1]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Wolpe, Howard E. [D-MI-3]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9]* 02/02/1989
Rep. Conte, Silvio O. [R-MA-1] 03/01/1989
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-19] 03/01/1989
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-3] 03/01/1989
Rep. Rowland, John G. [R-CT-5] 03/01/1989
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] 03/01/1989
Rep. Wilson, Charles [D-TX-2] 03/01/1989
Rep. Annunzio, Frank [D-IL-11] 03/23/1989
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-23] 03/23/1989
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 03/23/1989
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 03/23/1989
Rep. Rinaldo, Matthew J. [R-NJ-7] 03/23/1989
Rep. Saiki, Patricia [R-HI-1] 03/23/1989
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 04/12/1989
Rep. Staggers, Harley O., Jr. [D-WV-2] 04/12/1989
Rep. Sangmeister, George E. [D-IL-4] 04/12/1989

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor02/02/1989 Referred to
03/08/1989 Markup by
04/13/1989 Reported by H.Rept 101-28 Part 1
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor Standards02/07/1989 Referred to
03/08/1989 Discharged from
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations02/07/1989 Referred to
02/07/1989 Hearings by
02/28/1989 Markup by
03/02/1989 Reported by
House Post Office and Civil Service02/02/1989 Referred to
04/13/1989 Markup by
04/27/1989 Reported by H.Rept 101-28 Part 2
House Post Office and Civil Service Subcommittee on Compensation and Employee Benefits02/13/1989 Referred to
04/12/1989 Discharged from
House Administration04/13/1989 Referred to
04/26/1989 Markup by
05/01/1989 Reported by H.Rept 101-28 Part 3
House Administration Subcommittee on Personnel and Police04/17/1989 Referred to
04/18/1989 Markup by
04/18/1989 Reported by

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Latest Summary (5)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (05/10/1990)

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1990 - Title I: General Requirements for Leave - Establishes certain requirements for family and medical leave for permanent employees. (Excludes from such coverage: (1) employees at worksites at which the employer employs less than 50 persons, if the total number of employees of that employer within 75 miles of that worksite is less than 50; and (2) Federal officers and employees covered under title II of this Act.)

Entitles employees to 12 workweeks of leave during any 12-month period because of: (1) the birth of their child; (2) the placement of a child for their adoption or foster care; (3) their care of a child, spouse, or parent who has a serious health condition; or (4) their own serious health condition which makes them unable to perform the functions of their position.

Conditions such leave for the birth or placement of a child as follows: (1) the entitlement ends 12 months after the birth or placement; (2) both parents may not take such leave at the same time; and (3) such leave may not be taken intermittently unless employee and employer agree otherwise.

Allows all leave to which an employee is entitled under this title: (1) to be taken on a reduced leave schedule, upon agreement with the employer; and (2) to consist of unpaid leave, except under specified conditions when substitution of certain types of paid leave may be elected or required. Declares that nothing in this Act shall require an employer to provide paid sick or medical leave in any situation in which the employer would not normally provide any such paid leave.

Requires employees to: (1) give reasonable notice of the need for leave to which they are entitled under this Act, when foreseeable; and (2) make a reasonable effort to schedule medical treatment or supervision so as not to disrupt unduly the employer's operations, subject to approval of the health care provider.

Allows limitation of the dual aggregate leave entitlement to 12 weeks in any 12-month period, in the case of spouses employed by the same employer, if such leave is for the birth or placement of a child or for the care of a sick parent.

Sets forth conditions of certification for leave entitlements under this Act, including provisions relating to: (1) sufficient certification; (2) explanation of inability to perform job functions; (3) second opinion; (4) resolution of conflicting opinions; and (5) subsequent recertification.

Sets forth employment and benefits protections relating to leave entitlements under this Act, including provisions relating to: (1) restoration to position; (2) denial of such restoration in the case of certain highly compensated employees; (3) maintenance of health benefits; and (4) no bar to agreement concerning alternative employment.

Prohibits employers or other persons from interfering with employee rights under this Act or from discriminating against any individual because of participation in proceedings or inquiries under this Act.

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

Sets forth special rules concerning employees of local educational agencies, including provisions relating to intermittent leave for instructional employees, periods near the completion of an academic term, and reduction of liability.

Requires employers to post notice of the pertinent provisions of this title. Requires fines for willful violations of such requirement.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to prescribe regulations to carry out 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.

Allows such employees up to: (1) 18 administrative workweeks in any 24-month period for family leave (i.e., leave because of the birth or placement of a child or care of a sick child or parent), but such leave may not be used at a time more than 12 months after such birth or placement; and (2) 26 administrative workweeks during any 12-month period for temporary medical leave.

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

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

Sets forth certification provisions and prohibitions against coercion.

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 Leave - Establishes the Commission on Leave.

Requires the Commission to report on its study of family and medical leave (which may include legislative recommendations concerning coverage of small businesses and alternative and equivalent State enforcement of this Act with respect to employees of local educational agencies) 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 the Secretary of Labor to prescribe regulations to carry out this title within 60 days.

Title V: Coverage of Congressional Employees - Applies the rights and protections under title I of this Act to employees of the House of Representatives, except for the exemption concerning highly compensated employees. Requires that the remedies and procedures under the Fair Employment Practices Resolution be applied in administering such coverage.