One recent case illustrates the limits of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which guarantees workers 12 weeks of unpaid leave -- but only if they work at companies with more than 50 employees, Courtney Rubin writes. Claudia Rendon lost her job at a school admissions office after taking off several weeks to donate a kidney to her son. The case illustrates a challenge for small-business owners who have to balance keeping business going and taking care of their employees.

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