Family and Medical Leave Act

This resource covers all aspects of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It reviews the responsibilities of employers and employees under the FMLA, and discusses the FMLA's interrelationships with other laws. It covers statutes, regulations, case law, and key Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and opinion letters.

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Michael J. Ossip
Co-Editor-in-Chief (Main Volume)
Robert M. Hale
Co-Editor-in-Chief (Main Volume)
Indira Talwani
Associate Editor (Main Volume)
Gail V. Coleman
Associate Editor (Main Volume)
William Bush
Co-Editor-in-Chief (2015 Cumulative Supplement)
James M. Paul
Co-Editor-in-Chief (2015 Cumulative Supplement)


Main Volume Information

Thorough and accurate guidance on the issues practitioners must face in complying with the FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act is the premier resource for handling matters pertaining to all aspects of the FMLA, including its interrelationships with other laws. This thorough treatise focuses on the responsibilities of employees and employers under the Act, as reflected in the statute, regulations, and case law, including:

  • Provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act 
  • Regulations promulgated by the Department of Labor (DOL) 
  • How DOL opinion letters have interpreted FMLA provisions 
  • Case law under the FMLA 
  • How FMLA leave rights are coordinated with other legal rights of employees 

Appendices include the text of the Act and DOL Final Regulations—the two critical documents that must be understood by practitioners—together with comprehensive guides to the 120+ FMLA opinion letters that have been issued by the DOL, listed by topic, by section, and chronologically. It also includes summaries of the numerous state leave laws.



Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

Michael J. Ossip is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia PA.


Robert M. Hale is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice of Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston MA.


Indira Talwani was a partner in Segal Roitman LLP, Boston MA at the time the main volume was written. She is now a Federal District Court judge.


Gail V. Coleman is retired from the Department of Labor, where she served as Deputy Associate Solicitor for Fair Labor Standards.

William Bush is a Staff Attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Cookeville TN.

James M. Paul is a shareholder in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., St. Louis, MO.



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