The nation now has two decades of experience with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). That experience — including both employer workplace practices and employee leave taking patterns — was described by earlier surveys of worksites and employees conducted by the Department of Labor in 1995 and in 2000. To learn more about the other waves of surveys, visit the 2018 Family and Medical Leave Act Surveys and the Public Use Data page which includes survey files from 2000 and 1995. 

Study Reports are as follows:

A public-use file of data from the surveys is also available:

*Note: Please note that the Zip files are packaged SAS files that will not open without the appropriate statistical software.

Additional Resources