Hearing on H.R. 2, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1991: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, February 28, 1991

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Page 6 - ... are entitled to full reinstatement upon the departure of replacements unless they have in the meantime acquired regular and substantially equivalent employment, or the employer can sustain his burden of proof that the failure to offer full reinstatement was for legitimate and substantial business reasons.
Page 123 - As women enter the work force in increasing numbers, more and more infants are being born into homes where both parents work. A new addition to the family precipitates changes to which the family must adapt. During this period of adjustment, parents develop skills that enhance optimal physical and emotional growth of their child. Once parents and babies establish a solid attachment to each other, a smoother transition back to work is possible, and increased job satisfaction is likely. However, too...
Page 122 - FMLA would allow parents the opportunity to take unpaid leave without the threat of losing their livelihood and the health insurance that is usually covering the cost of medical treatment, or of jeopardizing their seniority. It must be emphasized in support of this measure that bonding between parents and children is a lifelong process. There are certainly occasions, however, when a parent's care is critical, particularly the birth, adoption or serious illness of a child.
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Page 182 - Basically, the question in each case is whether the facts alleged, under all the circumstances, show that there is a substantial controversy, between parties having adverse legal interests, of sufficient immediacy and reality to warrant the issuance of a declaratory judgment.
Page 123 - Allowing parents the option to care for and comfort their seriously ill child is sound pediatric practice. Changes are occurring in the work force that have a major impact on families. As women enter the work force in increasing numbers, more and more infants are being born into homes where both parents work. A new addition to the family precipitates changes to which the family must adapt. During this period of adjustment, parents develop skills that enhance optimal physical and emotional growth...
Page 151 - But under the system of transportation and accommodation in the parks as it exists to-day, and as it will exist in the future...
Page 123 - For more than 30 years, it has been well known that children who are hospitalized get well faster and have fewer complications when their parents are able to be with them. Children have increased dependency needs' when they are sick, and require the unique warmth and security that only their parents can offer.

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