FMLA Coverage Expanded: Employers Should Update Policies, Forms and Postings

What you need to know:

The US Department of Labor recently issued new regulations and guidance that expand coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act for certain classes of employees. The key changes expand coverage under the FMLA for military family leave and leave for caregivers of adult children with disabilities.

What you need to do:

As a result of the DOL’s new regulations and guidance, employers should review and revise written FMLA policies and/or employee handbooks as necessary in order to reflect the expanded categories of FMLA leave. Employers should also obtain new FMLA certification forms and post the new FMLA poster, all of which are available via the DOL’s website.

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