August 17, 2011

BNA Books Announces the Publication of ‘The Family and Medical Leave Act, 2011 Cumulative Supplement’

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the ABA/BNA 2011 Cumulative Supplement to The Family and Medical Leave Act. This convenient and comprehensive reference tool will be an attorney's best friend for contending with the complex issues surrounding this seemingly simple statute.


The Family and Medical Leave Act is the leading treatise for analyzing all aspects of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including interrelationships with other laws. This thorough volume begins with the legislative history of the FMLA and provides detailed explanations of the responsibilities of employees and employers under the Act, as reflected in the statute, regulations, and case law.

The treatise is part of the series of authoritative publications that BNA Books publishes with the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.

The new 2011 Cumulative Supplement thoroughly analyzes and explains new statutory and regulatory changes to the Act, including:

  • The 2008 Amendments to the Act, which created two new leave entitlements for employees whose close family members are in the military (1) permitting leave for qualifying exigencies due to active duty or call to active duty of members of the National Guard or Reserves, and (2) permitting up to 26 weeks of leave in a single 12-month period to care for members of the Armed Forces who suffered serious injury or illness
  • The 2009 Amendments to the Act, which amended the military-related leave entitlements by expanding the qualifying exigencies entitlement to cover qualifying exigencies due to the call to duty in a foreign country of members of the regular Armed Forces, and by expanding the military caregiver leave provisions to cover aggravation of pre-existing injuries or illnesses and care of veterans in specific circumstances
  • The 2009 Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act, which amended the definition of eligible employees to cover flight attendants and crewmembers, who had been largely excluded from FMLA protection
  • The 2009 revision to the Regulations, which implemented the 2008 amendments to the Act and made significant revisions to the prior Regulations, including revising Regulations that had been invalidated by the Supreme Court and courts of appeals; resolving disputes among the courts regarding whether employees can settle FMLA claims without DOL supervision; allowing employers to enforce their normal notice and procedural policies for employees using paid annual or personal leave for FMLA leave; and overhauling the previous notice and certification requirements and forms

For The Family and Medical Leave Act main volume, Michael J. Ossip, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Robert M. Hale, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, served as editors-in-chief; and Gail V. Coleman and Indira Talwani, Partner, Segal, Roitman & Coleman, served as associate editors. For the 2011 Cumulative Supplement, Gail V. Coleman served as editor-in-chief.

ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law publications provide a balanced forum for the views and professional development of practitioners in labor and employment law.

BNA is a leading private publisher of news and information products for professionals in law and business. In addition to the 2011 Cumulative Supplement to The Family and Medical Leave Act, BNA's Book Division publishes: Age Discrimination in Employment Law; Employment Discrimination Law; How ADR Works; The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: A Guide for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers; The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; and other titles in employment law. For a free BNA Books catalog, call 1.800.960.1220, send an e-mail request to [email protected], or visit us online at

The 2011 Cumulative Supplement to The Family and Medical Leave Act may be purchased alone (902 pp. Softcover/Order #1872/$225.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling), or with the main volume (980 pp. Hardcover with 2011 Cumulative Supplement/Order #9872/$510.00 plus tax, shipping, and handling) from BNA Books, PO Box 7814, Edison, NJ 08818-7814. Telephone orders: 1.800.960.1220. Fax orders: 1.732.346.1624. A 10% discount is available on print copies of books when ordering from the website at Please note that discounts cannot be combined.