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Letter To Carper Essay

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Caroline Reaves
320 Norwalk Way
Middletown, DE 19709
August 10, 2015
The Honorable Thomas Richard Carper
United States Senate
513 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Carper:
As I am sure you know the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) took effect in 1993 to help balance workplace demands with the medical needs of employees and their families. The Act allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period. According to the Department of Labor website you may also use FMLA for what is referred to as "birth and bonding" an extended parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and for bonding with a new foster child. However, the United States is the only industrialized
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