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Employee Benefits Research: FMLA


The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal statute entitling employees of certain employers to leave for various family and medical situations. The following sources address the FMLA and issues related to employee leave. Sources located under the General Sources and Health Care tabs will provide broader overviews of medical benefits and may also include information on the FMLA.

Family and Medical Leave Act

Arnold & Porter Legislative History: Family and Medical Leave Act (Arnold & Porter 1993), available via Westlaw.

Comprehensive legislative history of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, Pub. L. No. 103-3, compiled by Arnold & Porter, including the text of bills, committee reports, transcripts of hearings, and other documents.

Covington & Burling: U.S. Federal Legislative History: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (1993), available via HeinOnline.

Corporate Counsel's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (West 2006-date) 10th floor - KF3531 .C67 2006, also available via Westlaw.

This guide provides case summaries, checklists, and recent articles to help employers address issues pertaining to employee leaves of absence.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (BNA 2006) 10th floor - KF 3531.A319 F36 2006

The Family and Medical Leave Act covers all aspects of the FMLA, including interaction with disability and workers’ compensation law. Extensive cross-references are provided within the treatise where similar or related issues are discussed. Appendices include the statute and DOL Final Regulations.

Family and Medical Leave in a Nutshell, Kurt H. Decker (2000) 6th floor - Reserve - KF3531.Z9 D43 2000

Federal and State Guide to Employee Medical Leave, Benefits and Disabilities Laws, David G. Evans (West 1999-date) available via Westlaw.

Multivolume loose-leaf provides model policy guidance, practical forms, and appendixes that include all relevant laws, federal regulations, and guidance from federal agencies responsible for enforcing medical benefits, medical leave, and disabilities laws.