The Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA) does not require an employer to provide child care or adoption
assistance. These benefits are generally a matter of agreement between an
employer and an employee (or the employee's representative).
The Family and Medical
Leave Act (FMLA) requires an employer to provide unpaid leave for the
placement with a covered employee of a child for adoption or foster care.
DOL Web Pages on This
Child-Care Problems: An
Obstacle to Work
Article from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS)
Monthly Labor Review on the challenges child care poses to working mothers.
Benefits in Medium and Large Private Establishments (PDF)
of Labor Statistics (BLS) report shows participation in selected employee
benefit programs, full-time employees, medium and large private