Employer and Employee Experiences of FMLA: Implications of the New Federal Surveys

February 07, 2013 | Jodie Levin-Epstein

Audio and Transcipt available here.

Handouts and Resources are included below.

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released the results of two new surveys on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These are the first surveys conducted by the DOL on the FMLA in over a decade. Released just in time for the 20th anniversary of the passage of the FMLA, the results give us significant insight into both employer and employee experiences with this pivotal legislation.

This national audio conference discussed the results of the DOL's FMLA surveys. Our guests helped to shed light on the implications of these results for advocates, the policy community, and researchers.

Featured Guests:

Jacob A. Klerman, Principal Associate/Scientist and Senior Fellow, Social & Economic Policy, Abt Associates

Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work

Herb Greenberg, CEO, Caliper Industries

HANDOUTS USED DURING THE AUDIO CONFERENCE:

Law

Abt Data

RESOURCES:

Abt Associates   Policy Brief: The Family Medical Leave Act After Two Decades 

Center for American Progress  Issue Briefs 

Department of Labor   Press Release   FMLA Survey

Family Values at Work Updated FMLA Survey Results

National Partnership    Press Release    A Look at the U.S. Department of Labor's 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act Employee and Worksite Surveys

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released the results of two new surveys on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These are the first surveys conducted by the DOL on the FMLA in over a decade. Released just in time for the 20th anniversary of the passage of the FMLA, the results give us significant insight into both employer and employee experiences with this pivotal legislation.

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