Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
It is now two decades since President Clinton signed the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on February 3, 1993. The FMLA guarantees qualifying employees of covered businesses unpaid, job-protected leave for specific reasons that include personal or family illness, the birth or adoption of a child, or military service. To be eligible under the law an employee must:
Abt Associates conducted a pair of surveys of employees and employers in 2012 for the U.S. Department of Labor, updating similar efforts in 1995 and 2000. The surveys identified and tracked both employer workplace practices and employee leave taking patterns and unmet need for leave. The surveys provide an important window into employer and employee experiences with family and medical leave.
For the full reports and data (public use file), please visit: http://www.dol.gov/WHD/fmla/survey/
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.