ERIC Number: ED314150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-7
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on H.R. 770, The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1989. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This report presents testimony concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1989. The bill establishes a basic, minimum labor standard, ensuring job protection to workers who need time off to care for themselves or their family members. The testimony covered the following topics: personal experiences of people whose employment was affected after a leave of absence necessitated by pregnancy or the care of a seriously ill family member; effects of the bill on small businesses and on the employment of women; the need for government to support policies that protect families; the contents of the Family and Medical Leave Act; the importance of the bill for the parent-child relationship; facts related to parental leave; costs of family and medical leave; the need for small business to have the power to provide flexible benefits; the effects of the bill on the nation's economic growth and on public school operation; caregiver profiles; job growth at the state level for states that have implemented family leave policies; and methods of recourse available to employers. (RJC)
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Family Caregivers, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Fringe Benefits, Health Insurance, Hearings, Labor Legislation, Leaves of Absence, Public Policy, Small Businesses
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-06151-7, $13.00).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.