An Act To Support Family Caregivers in the Workforce
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §843, sub-§4, ¶D, as repealed and replaced by PL 2007, c. 519, §1, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Under current law, family medical leave may be taken by an employee to care for a child, domestic partner's child, parent, domestic partner, sibling or spouse with a serious health condition. This bill adds to this list "grandparent" and "great-grandparent" and further provides that family medical leave may be taken in connection with the serious health condition experienced by any of these listed individuals related to the employee by blood, adoption, legal custody, marriage or domestic partnership.