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S. 3593: FAIR Leave Act

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If two spouses both work for the same business, how much time should that one company give them off if they have a kid?


1993’s Family and Medical Leave Act required most employers to provide employees with time off — albeit unpaid — in the event of a family emergency. Some employers had previously offered this as a perk, but it wasn’t required for business with 50+ employees until this, one of the first laws ever signed by President Bill Clinton.

However, the bill limited the amount of leave ...

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Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2018
Length: 2 pages

Oct 11, 2018


Introduced on Oct 11, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 11, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Oct 11, 2018

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S. 3593 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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