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John Crandall
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Colorado Springs, CO

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Our Research: Family Medical Leave

 

Small Businesses Overwhelmingly Support Family Medical Leave Act


Publisher
: Small Business Majority
Published: February 5, 2013

 

Signed into law on Feb. 5, 1993, the Family Medical Leave Act allows eligible employees of covered employers to take a limited amount of unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons, and have their benefits maintained. Twenty years later, scientific opinion polling has found small businesses strongly support the decades-old law.

Small Business Majority’s opinion polling of 507 small business owners from across the country reveals widespread support for the Family Medical Leave Act. Four out of five respondents favor the law, including close to half (46%) who strongly favor it. Just one in five oppose the law overall, and a mere 6% strongly oppose it. It’s important to note the sample was majority Republican, with 51% of respondents identifying as Republican, 34% identifying as Democrats and 13% identifying as independent.

 
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