As used in this subchapter:
The terms "commerce" and "industry or activity affecting commerce" mean any activity, business, or industry in commerce or in which a labor dispute would hinder or obstruct commerce or the free flow of commerce, and include "commerce" and any "industry affecting commerce", as defined in paragraphs (1) and (3) of sectionof this title.
The term "eligible employee" means an employee who has been employed-
The term "eligible employee" does not include-
For purposes of determining whether an employee meets the hours of service requirement specified in subparagraph (A)(ii), the legal standards established under sectionof this title shall apply.
For purposes of determining whether an employee who is a flight attendant or flight crewmember (as such terms are defined in regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration) meets the hours of service requirement specified in subparagraph (A)(ii), the employee will be considered to meet the requirement if-
Each employer of an employee described in clause (i) shall maintain on file with the Secretary (in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe) containing information specifying the applicable monthly guarantee with respect to each category of employee to which such guarantee applies.
In this subparagraph, the term "applicable monthly guarantee" means-
as established in the applicable collective bargaining agreement or, if none exists, in the employer's policies.
In the case of an employee of the Government Accountability Office, the requirements of subparagraph (A) shall not apply with respect to leave under section 2612(a)(1)(A) or (B) of this title.
The terms "employ", "employee", and "State" have the same meanings given such terms in subsections (c), (e), and (g) of sectionof this title.
The term "employer"-
For purposes of subparagraph (A)(iii), a public agency shall be considered to be a person engaged in commerce or in an industry or activity affecting commerce.
The term "employment benefits" means all benefits provided or made available to employees by an employer, including group life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, sick leave, annual leave, educational benefits, and pensions, regardless of whether such benefits are provided by a practice or written policy of an employer or through an "employee benefit plan", as defined in sectionof this title.
The term "health care provider" means-
The term "parent" means the biological parent of an employee or an individual who stood in loco parentis to an employee when the employee was a son or daughter.
The term "person" has the same meaning given such term in sectionof this title.
The term "reduced leave schedule" means a leave schedule that reduces the usual number of hours per workweek, or hours per workday, of an employee.
The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Labor.
The term "serious health condition" means an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves-
The term "son or daughter" means a biological, adopted, or foster child, a stepchild, a legal ward, or a child of a person standing in loco parentis, who is-
The term "spouse" means a husband or wife, as the case may be.
The term "covered active duty" means-
The term "covered servicemember" means-
The term "outpatient status", with respect to a covered servicemember, means the status of a member of the Armed Forces assigned to-
The term "next of kin", used with respect to an individual, means the nearest blood relative of that individual.
The term "serious injury or illness"-
The term "veteran" has the meaning given the term in sectionof title 38.
29 U.S.C. § 2611
Applicability of AmendmentAmendment of section by section 7604(b) of Pub. L. 116-92 not effective with respect to any birth or placement occurring before Oct. 1, 2020. See 2019 Amendment note below.
AMENDMENTS2019-Par. (2)(E). Pub. L. 116-92 added subpar. (E). 2009-Par. (2)(D). Pub. L. 111-119 added subpar. (D).Par. (14). Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(1)(A)(i), added par. (14) and struck out former par. (14). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "The term 'active duty' means duty under a call or order to active duty under a provision of law referred to in sectionof title 10."Par. (15). Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(2), amended par. (15) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "The term 'covered servicemember' means a member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, is otherwise in outpatient status, or is otherwise on the temporary disability retired list, for a serious injury or illness." Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(1)(A)(ii), redesignated par. (16) as (15) and struck out former par. (15). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "The term 'contingency operation' has the same meaning given such term in section of title 10."Pars. (16), (17). Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(1)(A)(ii), redesignated pars. (17) and (18) as (16) and (17), respectively. Former par. (16) redesignated (15).Par. (18). Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(3), added par. (18) and struck out former par. (18). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "The term 'serious injury or illness', in the case of a member of the Armed Forces, including a member of the National Guard or Reserves, means an injury or illness incurred by the member in line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces that may render the member medically unfit to perform the duties of the member's office, grade, rank, or rating." Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(1)(A)(ii), redesignated par. (19) as (18). Former par. (18) redesignated (17). Par. (19). Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(3), added par. (19). Pub. L. 111-84, §565(a)(1)(A)(ii), redesignated par. (19) as (18).2008-Pars. (14) to (19). Pub. L. 110-181 added pars. (14) to (19).2004-Par. (4)(A)(iv). Pub. L. 108-271 substituted "Government Accountability Office" for "General Accounting Office".1995-Par. (4)(A)(iv). Pub. L. 104-1 added cl. (iv).
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2019 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 116-92, div. F, title LXXVI, §7604(c), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2308, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section and sectionof this title] shall not be effective with respect to any birth or placement occurring before October 1, 2020."
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1995 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 104-1 effective one year after transmission to Congress of the study under sectionof Title 2, The Congress, see section of Title 2. The study required under section of Title 2, dated Dec. 31, 1996, was transmitted to Congress by the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance on Dec. 30, 1996.
EFFECTIVE DATESection effective 6 months after Feb. 5, 1993, except that, in the case of collective bargaining agreements in effect on that effective date, section applicable on the earlier of (1) the date of termination of such agreement, or (2) the date that occurs 12 months after Feb. 5, 1993, see section 405(b) of Pub. L. 103-3 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
REGULATIONS Pub. L. 111-84, div. A, title V, §565(a)(5), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2311, provided that: "In prescribing regulations to carry out the amendments made by this subsection [amending this section and sectionsand of this title], the Secretary of Labor shall consult with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, as applicable."