Labor: 7 major changes proposed in new FMLA amendments: The DOL’s amendments target military airline flight crew employees

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Originally published in InsideCounsel.com, March 26, 2012.

On Jan. 30, 2012, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) had issued a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to implement new statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The amendments expand military family leave provisions and incorporate a special eligibility provision for airline flight crew employees.

In her statement announcing the proposal, Secretary Solis stated that “[k]eeping the basic promise of America alive means ensuring that workers, from our servicemen and servicewomen who keep us safe at home to the flight crews who keep us safe in the skies, have the resources, support and opportunities they need and have rightfully earned.”

The following summarizes the major changes contemplated by the proposed rules...

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