Family and Medical Leave in 2012

The 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees working for covered employers to take up to 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family and medical reasons.

The 2012 study included phone and online surveys with employees and employers (“worksites”). The employee survey used random-digit dial (RDD) with computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) to complete 2,852 interviews between February 1 and June 24, 2012. The worksite survey included 1,812 completed interviews conducted by a respondent-selected combination of phone (using CATI) or web between March 12 and June 15, 2012. 

Explore findings and datasets from the 2012 surveys below.

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