H.R.2589 - Family Medical Leave Modernization Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 04/15/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/15/2021 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2589 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/15/2021)
Family Medical Leave Modernization Act
This bill expands who is permitted to take qualifying family and medical leave and provides additional leave for parents and family caregivers.
The bill grants leave to private sector and federal employees to care for a domestic partner and any individual whose close association with such employees is like a family relationship, regardless of biological or legal relationship, if (1) such individual has a serious health condition, or (2) there is a qualifying exigency due to such employees' active duty in the Armed Forces.
The bill entitles an employee who is a domestic partner, next of kin of a member of the Armed Forces, or any individual whose close association is like a family relationship, regardless of biological or legal relationship, to take leave to care for the service member.
The bill entitles private sector and federal employees to take additional leave to participate in or attend their children's and grandchildren's school or community organization activities, meet routine family medical care needs, or care for their elderly relatives.