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The Employer Perspective on Paid Leave & the FMLA

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Washington University Journal of Law & Policy


This Essay explores: (1) the initial treatment of compensated leave under the FMLA and its implementing regulations; (2) the Clinton Administration’s regulatory experimentation with paid leave protections for certain forms of FMLA-protected leave; and (3) related developments at the state level—particularly California’s 2002 paid leave legislation—to examine the nature and direction of this debate.