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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

12:00 pm - 1:35 pm ET

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."

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"

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