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Family and Medical Leave Handbook

Family and Medical Leave Handbook Look Inside

Thompson’s Family and Medical Leave Handbook is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use resource of its kind. Thompson Information Services specifically designed the Handbook to help you easily navigate the complex web of compliance challenges related to the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Family and Medical Leave Handbook provides comprehensive analysis and practical guidance on how to most effectively implement FMLA policies and responds to questions related to your day-to-day leave issues.

    With Thompson’s Family and Medical Leave Handbook you can:

    • Comply with the FMLA with ease
    • Administer leave policies with confidence
    • Integrate your leave policies so they meet FMLA and state-law requirements
    • Determine employee eligibility for leave and apply the proper procedures for reinstatement
    • Understand the definition of a "serious health condition" as it applies to your leave policies
    • Reduce fraud and avoid wrongfully discharging employees
    • And more!

Major Topics Covered

Family and Medical Leave Handbook helps you achieve and maintain FMLA compliance effectively. It provides practical guidance on the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent regulatory changes and provides tools to help you master all other FMLA requirements:

  • Stay ahead of the game with instant updates as soon as important changes happen — you won’t have to wait for a monthly update. We’ll get late-breaking news and developing issues to you right away!*
  • Reduce your risk of fraud and avoid wrongful discharges with a better understanding of the intricacies of applicable regulations, guidance and policies. Access customizable forms and handy checklists to assist with you day-to-day work.*
  • Access the Advanced Search feature — designed to drive you immediately to the information you need. This feature provides an easy-to-use template that enables you to use common Boolean proximity connectors, find matches based on misspelled or partial words, and narrow the scope of your search by publication, topic and other criteria.*
  • Resolve unique situations and respond to complex situations with easy access to our in-house subject matter experts.
  • And more!

* Only available to customers with an online subscription.

With Family and Medical Leave Handbook, you’ll receive:

  • Instant Updates — Content is updated to reflect late-breaking news and developing issues right away — not just once a month!*
  • Daily News — Thompson’s HR Compliance Expert Daily provides customers with breaking developments on HR law, benefits and retirement plan regulation and administration delivered right to your desktop via email alert. Of course, if you choose to receive alerts less frequently, you can opt for our weekly news emails.*
  • Spotlight on HR Intelligence — A bi-monthly email feed, these carefully selected articles provide strategic insight from some of the nation’s most seasoned HR professionals. You’ll get authoritative information on a variety of hot HR, employment law, benefits and retirement plan issues. Their expert perspectives highlight the latest compliance issues and offer best practices to help you avoid penalties and costly fines.*
  • Access to Casemaker® — a continually updated collection of legal resources including federal and state statutes and regulations.*
  • Education & Training — specially selected webinars are part of HR Compliance Expert | FMLA Compliance. Navigating the Top FMLA Concerns for Employers is just one example that gives you access to handouts and related materials for training staff and managers in your organization.*

* Only available to customers with an online subscription.


Format and Frequency

  • One-volume manual
  • Updates (12 updates)
  • Newsletters (12)

About Your Subscription

Your annual subscription includes published updates at no additional charge for the 12-month subscription period. If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact Client Services at 800-677-3789 or by emailing service@thompson.com


Authors and Editors

Peter A. Susser is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law office of Littler Mendelson, where he represents employers and trade associations in labor and employment matters. He holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, a J.D. from the law school of the College of William and Mary and an L.L.M. in labor law from the Georgetown University Law Center. Peter Susser is author and contributing editor of Thompson’s Family and Medical Leave Handbook.

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