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Carl Bosland

Carl C. Bosland is one of Americas foremost authorities on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. As creator and editor of a national newsletter devoted to the FMLA, as the author of several FMLA guides and caselaw monographs, and as a prolific trainer on the requirements of the Act, Carl has closely followed developments in the FMLA since its enactment in 1993.

Carl is an attorney and arbitrator with more than 17 years of labor and employment law experience in the federal and private sectors. He received his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law in 1986. In 1990, Carl received a Masters of Law in Labor Law from the New York University School of Law, where he was awarded the Seymour Goldstein Memorial Prize for Academic Excellence in Labor Relations. After 11 years of federal service, Carl left the United States Postal Service to return to private practice. During his Postal tenure he held the position of Deputy Managing Counsel for the Western Area, where he served as principal labor and employment law counsel to senior management in a 22 state area with 118,000 employees in 8300 facilities. Carl also served as lead counsel and manager of a national EEO class action team, as Acting Managing Counsel of the Western Area and of the Philadelphia Law Offices, and as Manager of the national MSPB Task Force, which defended the agency against thousands of appeals and EEO complaints arising out of the reorganization of the Postal Service.

Mr. Bosland provides training, counsel, alternative dispute resolution, and representation services to individuals, unions, employee associations, and agencies regarding the FMLA, as well as other federal sector labor and employment law issues. If you are interested in his services, please check out his website: You may also reach Carl at 1390 Ash Street, Denver, CO 80220; Phone: 720B560B2207; Fax: (303) 320B9388; email:

FMLA Basics
FMLA Basics (2017) By: Bosland
Price: $75.00
Sku: 17FMBA
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-41-9; 1-941825-41-9
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 7/6/17)
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Introductory, yet comprehensive, FMLA Basics guides federal supervisors and managers through the FMLA process and law with tips, resources, and guidance for compliance. Major topics include an overview of federal sector FMLA, employee leave requests, timeliness and adequacy of leave requests, employee eligibility requirements, coverage issues, management responsibilities, requests for supporting documentation, amount of leave entitlement, how leave may be scheduled, paid leave, dealing with other employment benefits, record keeping, agency leave policies, and enforcement. (more details)

Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector
16LAP.jpg By: Bosland
Price: $225.00
Sku: 16LAP
Edition: 2nd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-26-6; 1-941825-26-5
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 9/30/16)
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Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector is a comprehensive examination of the arbitration process and advocacy. With discussion of strategies and practice tips, this how-to guide assists union and management advocates. Major topics include advocate selection, case investigation and evaluation, arbitrator selection, case preparation, prehearing practice, witness selection and preparation, hearing specifics: opening statements, creating a record, witness testimony, direction examination, cross-examination, exhibits, and closing arguments, and post-award practice. (more details)

A Federal Sector Guide to the FMLA & Related Litigation
14FMLA.jpg By: Bosland
Price: $235.00
Sku: 15FMLA
Edition: 3rd/2015
ISBN: 978-1-934651-99-5; 1-934651-99-0
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 04/06/15)
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An authoritative examination of the FMLA, this book includes citations and analysis of governing statutes, regulations and case law. Major topics include a review of FMLA legislation, applicability of the FMLA in the federal government, coverage of employees and family members, eligibility, covered conditions, notice requirements, documentation, leave amount and scheduling, paid leave, maintenance of benefits, return to work, record-keeping, prohibited acts, enforcement and remedies, and the interaction of FMLA with other laws. (more details)

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