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The purpose of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is to help employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard for employers to apply in the real world. Questions about eligibility, coverage, notice and certification requirements, administering leave, continuing benefits, and reinstatement can challenge even the most experienced managers.

This book has the plain-English answers to all of your tough questions about the FMLA. It provides detailed information, real-life examples, sample forms, and other tools to help you meet your legal obligations.

The 5th edition covers all the latest updates on the FMLA, including rules for same-sex couples, new cases explaining the application of the FMLA, state paid family leave laws, and more.

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Lisa Guerin

Lisa Guerin, an editor/author specializing in employment law, is author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Workplace Investigations, Create Your Own Employee Handbook, and Nolo's Guide to California Law. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

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