What Is the Family Medical Leave Act?

By Robert Todd - Updated September 18, 2017

The Family Medical Leave Act allows employees of government agencies and companies with more than 50 employees to take up to three months of unpaid leave during or after a pregnancy. Check out the Web side for the Family Medical Leave Act for more information with advice from a lawyer in this free video on medical leave.

About the Author

Robert M. Todd is the managing partner and president of Robert M. Todd, P.A. and Family Law Solutions. He is a certified family mediator and Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and law degree with honors from University of Florida Law School in 1974. He has a wide range of experience in civil trial practice, including family law, worker's compensation, construction litigation and commercial disputes, and health and disability insurance policy claims. Family Law Solutions was established in 2006 with an emphasis on mediation of family law matters. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Family Law Section, the American Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. He has earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and served as a speaker for seminars entitled "Child Custody and Shared Parenting" and "The Art of the Settlement."

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