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Question: Are there minimum limits for amount of time taken. My wife has a sick relative that is on her death bed. We are wanting one day for her to say goodbye. Also. What is the definition of parents. The relative in question rased my wife from 10-18

Answer: I am not quite sure of your question, but will try to answer what I think you are asking. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may apply. Here is a guide that explains it http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/employeeguide.pdf A parent udner the FMLA includes foster parent or someone who stood int eh place of a parent (in loco parentis). So if the FMLA applies to your wife's employer, that should be covered for her. But it does not apply to in-laws, so even if if the FMLA applies to your employer, you would not be covered to attend her parents. There are lots of time limits. Read the guide - it really helps. If the FMLA does not apply, it is up to the employer and any additional laws that might help (not a lot).

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