Event: Wed., Feb. 6 - The Family Medical Leave Act at 20: What Worked, What Didn't, and What's Next?

Date:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:35 pm ET

Location:
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007


Considered a groundbreaking feat in domestic policymaking, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) marked the first time the U.S. offered job-protected leave at the national level. As FMLA turns 20 in February, the American Institutes for Research (AIR), with sponsorship from ZERO TO THREE, are hosting a panel discussion that looks at the law's impact on workers so far and ways to improve family leave policies going forward. The panel discussion will emphasize paid parental leave, with a presentation by AIR principal researcher Susan Muenchow and economist Christopher J. Ruhm, co-authors with developmental psychologist Edward Zigler of "Time Off With Baby: Making the Case for Paid Leave."

Moderator
Ron Elving, Senior Washington Editor at NPR

Keynote Speaker
Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative, Connecticut

Featured Speakers
Susan Muenchow, Principal Researcher at AIR and co-author of "Time off with Baby"
Christopher J. Ruhm, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at University of Virginia and co-author of "Time Off with Baby"

Panelists
Matthew Melmed, Executive Director of ZERO TO THREE
Vicki Shabo, Director of Work and Family Programs, National Partnership for Women and Families

*Registration for this event is now closed.

A light lunch will be served shortly before the event.

This event will be live-Tweeted. Please follow @AIR_Info and use the hashtag #FMLA20 to receive the latest updates about the event.

Event Information

January 14, 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM