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"What impressed me, in particular, were the families we heard from that have both elder-care and child-care responsibilities. You could really see the increased elder-care responsibilities."

The above quote is from an article titled, "Labor Department assesses concerns about family leave act:
Officials review feedback from workers and firms."  Marcia Pounds wrote the South Florida Sun-Sentinel article. This is subject that is finally getting much needed attention.

The article begins:

"The U.S. Department of Labor asked for public feedback last year on the Family and Medical Leave Act, a 1993 law that allows parents to stay home with young children and seriously ill employees to take time off without fear of losing their jobs. The Labor Department got more than 15,000 comments from workers, employers and concerned citizens. In June, the department issued a report based on the input. In an interview last week, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards Victoria Lipnic talked about the importance of the report and which loopholes were identified in the department's regulations revolving around the law."

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