Airline Legal Alert: President Signs Law Extending FMLA Provisions to Flight Crew Members

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President Obama has signed legislation specifically extending the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to flight attendants and pilots. According to the bill's sponsors, the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (AFCTC) (S. 1422) is designed to address the unique concerns of flight crew workers who, because of the way their duty hours are calculated, may not meet the FMLA's eligibility requirement of working 1,250 hours a year.

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