Work Rights Press | The FMLA Handbook

155 pages, illustrated, open-flat binding. Price: $20.00
Do you qualify for FMLA leave? Read a sample chapter.


The FMLA Handbook, by union attorney Robert M. Schwartz, explains the rights of employees under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), including:

The right to be absent for up to sixty days each year if you are unable to work because of a serious health condition.

The right to be absent to care for a family member such as a parent with a stroke, a husband who suffers a nervous breakdown, or a child who is too ill to go to school.

The right to take twelve weeks leave for child birth, adoption, or in order to care for a child under one year of age.

Among the book’s features:

A highly readable, illustrated text with numerous examples, questions and answers, sample letters, union pointers, and legal citations.

Practical explanations of U.S. Department of Labor regulations.

Special chapters on grievance handling and contract bargaining.

Praise for
The FMLA Handbook

“A highly useful resource for union negotiators, stewards, and members. This is must reading before negotiations begin.”

—Bill Fletcher, Jr., Director, AFL-CIO Department of Education, Washington D.C.

“A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide that is packed with valuable — and often surprising — information. Anyone who wants to take full advantage of the FMLA's benefits should own this book.”

—David Prosten, Editor, Steward Update, Annapolis, Maryland

“This book is great! We have already used it to win a substantial grievance on attendance bonuses. I had no idea there was so much good stuff in the FMLA. We want copies for each of our stewards.”

—Dave Robbins, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 504, Boston, Massachusetts

“An extremely useful guidebook... it has an unusually helpful index, a glossary of terms and an uncluttered reader-friendly style.”

—Juliet Brudney, Boston Globe

“This book is so good it gave me goose bumps!”

—Conrad Young, President, UAW Local 1588, Delaware, Ohio

“This book does a super job at simplifying the law. I love the illustrations. Our entire executive board is using it.”

—Michael Crosbie, Chief Steward, OPEIU Local 295, Woburn, Massachusetts


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