THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY McILVAINE SMITH, BELFANTI, BRENNAN, BROWN, CONKLIN, FREEMAN, HARKINS, JOSEPHS, M. O'BRIEN, PARKER, SANTONI, SIPTROTH AND YOUNGBLOOD, MARCH 5, 2010
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON LABOR RELATIONS, MARCH 5, 2010
Providing for family and medical leave for eligible employees.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Short title.
This act shall be known and may be cited as the Pennsylvania
Family and Medical Leave Act.
Section 2. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Department." The Department of Labor and Industry of the
"Eligible employee." As defined in the Family and Medical
Leave Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-3, 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.).
"FMLA." The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (Public Law
103-3, 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.).
Section 3. Eligibility.
(a) General rule.--An employer subject to this section shall
provide the same leave to an eligible employee to which the
eligible employee is entitled under the FMLA with respect to a
spouse, son, daughter or parent of the eligible employee for the
eligible employee's sibling, grandparent or grandchild.
(b) Protections.--An eligible employee who takes leave
provided under subsection (a) is entitled to the same
protections and rights that an eligible employee is entitled to
under the FMLA, including protection from discrimination and
interference, the right to reinstatement and the right to
continuation of health care benefits.
(c) Amount of leave.--The amount of leave taken by an
eligible employee under the FMLA during a 12-month period shall
be counted against the amount of leave the eligible employee is
entitled to under this section.
(d) Applicability.--This section applies to employers in
this Commonwealth that are subject to the FMLA.
Section 4. Regulation.
The department may promulgate regulations necessary to
implement the provisions of this act.
Section 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect immediately.