The History & Evolution of the FMLA: An Article from Cigna

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Prior to the FMLA’s passage in 1993, there was no federal law that provided job security while an individual was absent from work for an extended period of time. Because of this, workers risked losing their job when they were off work for a week or more. Whether or not an individual who needed leave got to keep their job depended on what state they lived in and what their employer’s policies were.

This article takes us through the history and evolution of the Family and Medical Leave Act.