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Family and Medical Leave in 2012

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. In 2012, Abt Associates conducted a third pair of surveys for the Department of Labor.

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