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Russell Sage Foundation Data

Workers Covered and Eligible Under FMLA

"The Family Medical Leave Act covers only select workers (those who have worked at least 1,250 hours in the prior year and who work in firms with 50 or more employees), so that fewer than half of new working parents are actually covered and eligible. Low-income workers are less likely to be covered and eligible under FMLA than their higher-income peers."—p. 245, Changing Poverty, Changing Policies