FMLA Guide From CCH Simplifies Compliance With Family Leave Requirements

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 26, 2000) – The idea is simple – let employees take time off to care for sick family members – but the implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be tricky, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources law information, services and software. To help companies comply with the intricacies of the FMLA, CCH is offering the CCH Family and Medical Leave Guide, a loose-leaf volume that contains an easy-to-understand, concise summary and explanation of the FMLA, including which situations it covers, how it relates to other workplace laws and what organizations must do to comply. ($299. To order or for more information, call 888-276-5422 or visit

According to Jeff Kessler, marketing manager for CCH’s Human Resources group, it is easy for companies to err by being too restrictive or too lenient in administering family and medical leave policies.

"Failure to comply with the FLMA can lead to costly fines, penalties, investigations, litigation and even individual liability for corporate officers. But going too far in the other direction – doing more than the FMLA requires – can be costly in terms of lost productivity. What companies really need – and what the Guide gives them – is a set of step-by-step procedures for sorting out the legal requirements and complying with them."

Full Text, Clear Examples, Quarterly Updating

The Guide is packed with easy-to-understand, non-technical explanations and analysis, in addition to the full text of the FMLA and its regulations. There are dozens of examples and real-life cases that help to clarify complicated rules and requirements, while quarterly updates highlight significant developments and ensure that subscribers are always working with the latest information.

Front line managers, supervisors, HR professionals and small business owners can easily find answers to their FMLA questions in the Guide’s logically arranged contents:

    • Types of coverage
    • Determining employee eligibility
    • Leave entitlement specifics
    • Compensation and benefits
    • Employee notification rules
    • Employer notification obligations
    • Employer record-keeping requirements
    • Designation of leave
    • Prohibited practices
    • Enforcement and remedies
    • Certification requirements
    • Relationship to other acts, laws and employer policies

The Guide illustrates each point with realistic scenarios and contains ample forms, documents and checklists, sample posters and other practice aids.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to subscribe to the CCH Family and Medical Leave Guide, call 888-276-5422 or visit the CCH Human Resources web site at Price of a one-year subscription, which includes quarterly updates, is $299 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling.


CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of employment law information, software and e-learning for human resource professionals, including Human Resources Management, Pension Plan Guide, Employee Benefits Guide and Payroll Management Guide.

CCH also provides tax and business law information in print and electronic form for accounting, legal, health care and small business professionals. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at The Human Resources web site can be accessed at

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