Maslanka's Field Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act 2015

Michael P. Maslanka

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Many of my peers in both firms and corporate HR consider Mike's book as the authoritative guide to FMLA in Texas.


 ~Liz D'aloia, JD, Office Depot, Inc.

More and more employees are exercising their FMLA rights by taking time off from work to start a family, take care of aging parents or for personal health reasons. Most employees are covered under the Family & Medical Leave Act, but do you know what rules have changed that affect coverage?


Written by Michael P. Maslanka of Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, Maslanka's Field Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act, 4d and its commentary will facilitate a better understanding of:

  • how complying with the FMLA can cause an employer to violate the ADA
  • the rights and obligations of both employees and employers as more employees use FMLA leave for both their own conditions and those of close family members
  • the crucial differences between FMLA retaliation claims and interference claims and how to litigate each
  • key points in drafting of employee handbooks and policies


All with an emphasis on Fifth Circuit and Texas cases.

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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: Texas Lawyer
  • Product Type: Books
  • Edition: 3
  • Page Count: 350
  • ISBN: 978-1-57625-851-4
  • Pub#/SKU#: FMLA14
  • Pub Date: 09/30/2014

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  • Michael P. Maslanka

Michael P. Maslanka is entering his 30th year of practice. He litigates and tries employment law cases across Texas. He shares his knowledge through his Work Matters blog,; his books, the Maslanka Field Guide series on employment law; and his monthly Work Matters column for In-House Texas. He uses his practical knowledge to help clients simplify their issues, and to be a cost-effective partner to them. He opened the Dallas office of Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP in January 2011.


Chambers USA states that he is a strong, insightful thinker who takes a holistic approach to resolving his clients challenges. A Chambers USA source states that he is the best teacher of labor and employment law . . . and just great before a jury. Mike has served as Adjunct Counsel to a Fortune 10 company where he provided multi-state counseling on employment matters. He also served as a Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a Master of the Inns of Court. He also writes as the Literate Lawyer, a column on how literature makes us better lawyers and better people.

Also by Michael P. Maslanka:
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act 2014
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act & Texas Labor Code 2011.
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act and its Amendments 2012
Maslanka's Pocket Guide to Employment Law