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Congress may take up Aurora man's campaign to help grieving parents

Aurora father’s desire to help parents who lose a child has led to new legislation

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Kelly Farley of Aurora has pushed to amend the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. Farley is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week for the expected introduction of the Parental Bereavement Act, which would extend FMLA benefits to parents after the death of a son or daughter.

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Kelly Farley of Aurora has written a book, "Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back," and a blog in his efforts to amend the Family Medical Leave Act so parents can take up to 12 unpaid weeks off work after the death of a child.

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Kelly Farley of Aurora has been working more than two years to get the Family Medical Leave Act amended so the death of a child can qualify workers for unpaid time off. A bill to that end is expected to be introduced the week of Feb. 4 in both the U.S. House and Senate. "People need the time to grieve," he said.
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    • Kelly Farley of Aurora has pushed to amend the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. Farley is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week for the expected introduction of the Parental Bereavement Act, which would extend FMLA benefits to parents after the death of a son or daughter.
    • Kelly Farley of Aurora has written a book, “Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back,” and a blog in his efforts to amend the Family Medical Leave Act so parents can take up to 12 unpaid weeks off work after the death of a child.
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