Sizing up the FMLA

Papa, Jeri White; Kopelman, Richard E.; Flynn, Gillian
August 1998
Workforce;Aug98, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p38
Examines the controversy of the Family and Medical Leave Act passed by the United States (US) Congress in 1993. Contradictory comments on the effectiveness of the law; Members of the US Congress that disagreed to the law; Surveys conducted to prove the claims of success of the law. INSETS: What to do now;Perceptions vs. practices: A not-so-workable balance.


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