To protect hardworking new mothers of premature babies to secure their jobs
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There is a huge challenge for every new moms who have had to care for their premature babies. Preemies are often suggested by the pediatric doctor to have limited contact with other people because of their vulnerability to germs. It is quite challenging for mothers to suffer the possibility of losing their job, learning to cope with their ideal situation, and now worrying about unaffordable high cobra or insurance premiums that they may not be able to afford when they are unable to return to work after their maternity leave of usually 6 to 8 weeks expires. The bigger issue is, how would they care for their sick babies when they return home from NICU. The unavailability of FMLA causes financial stress for the new mom and entire family. Mothers of premature babies should have job protection when they may need extra time out to care for their sick babies. As the FMLA law stands currently, compliance to FMLA is not manditory if an employer have less than 50 employees in certain states. In an ideal situation, leave of absence should be granted to all employees regardless of meeting the employee size threshold.
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