Source Newsroom: Cornell University
At the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act, Beth A. Livingston, assistant professor of human resource studies at Cornell University’s ILR School, argues that the need for family-work life balance provided by this landmark legislation continues to grow.
“The 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act is an opportunity for us to examine the current work-family policies available to Americans.
“FMLA was a landmark effort to recognize the bedrocks of family values and work ethic by providing unpaid leave to caregivers. Though FMLA has provided needed and well-deserved relief to millions of employees nationwide, the need for improved work and family solutions has only grown. Individuals are still struggling to balance their work and family lives, and we should use this anniversary as a spur to action ¬– more research and more policy are needed.”