DOL Expands Employees Who May Qualify for FMLA Leave


The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in order, among other things, to care for a child postpartum, to bond with a child after adoption, or to care for a child with a serious illness. In a recent Administrator’s Interpretation, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expanded the category of people who may qualify for leave in this context.

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