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NMB Publishes New Strategic Plan

Executive Summary: The National Mediation Board (NMB) has published an updated Strategic Plan. This follows a December 2013 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) faulting the previous 2012 Plan. Of particular...more

Ventress III Provides Another Tool for Airlines: Ninth Circuit Says Federal Aviation Act Preempts Pilot’s State Law Employment...

On March 28, 2014, the Ninth Circuit strengthened its Federal Aviation Act (the “Act”) preemption jurisprudence, holding that state law claims for retaliation and constructive termination are preempted under the Act when they...more

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Airline Entitled to ATSA Immunity in Pilot Defamation Case

In Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that immunity may not be denied under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) to substantially true statements. According to the Court,...more

United Airlines Ground Workers Perform Dangerous Duties

Injuries are a fairly common occurrence among airline ground workers. According to the Flight Safety Foundation, approximately 27,000 accidents and incidents – one per 1,000 departures – occur every year worldwide, and about...more

Airline Industry Legal Alert: DOL Issues Final FMLA Crewmember Regulations

At long last the Department of Labor has issued final regulations implementing the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (AFCTCA), which established new standards for airline flight crewmembers to qualify for FMLA...more

Department of Labor Issues New Regulation Expanding FMLA Rights

On February 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a Final Rule implementing certain changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The Final Rule expands FMLA coverage for qualifying veterans, extends...more

DOL Releases Final Rule for FMLA Changes for Airline Crews, Military Caregivers

The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule implementing the changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) made by the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Airline Flight Crew Technical...more

New FMLA Forms Now Available

February 6, 2013 was the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act. In celebration, the United States Department of Labor released the results of a survey on the law’s use and impact. According to...more

Military Caregivers, Airline Crews Get Expanded FMLA Eligibility under DOL Rule

Last week was the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) marked the occasion by publishing a Final Rule that broadens the FMLA’s reach. Following regulations...more

The FMLA – What's New as of its 20th Birthday

The 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA" or the "Act") turned 20 in 2013. To mark its 20th birthday, the U.S. Department of Labor released the 2012 FMLA Survey Report and issued a final rule implementing important...more

DOL Marks Two Decades of the FMLA With Finalized Rules and a Survey Report Lauding the Law’s Effectiveness

This week, the Department of Labor (DOL) marked the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by issuing a final rule (Rule) creating two expanded protections under the FMLA....more

New Law Expected to Benefit Thousands of Military Families - Regulations go into Effect March 8th

More than 43,000 employees will take advantage of new benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010,...more

DOL Releases New Regulations Expanding Leave Entitlement for Military Caregivers and Flight Crew Members

On February 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published new regulations that implement the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 (FY 2010...more

DOL Publishes New FMLA Regulations

Final rule takes effect on March 8 and makes changes to model certification forms, intermittent leave, exigency and military caregiver leave, and flight crew rules. On February 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...more

DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding FMLA Changes For Military Caregivers And Flight Crew

On February 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule to implement amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) made by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (NDAA) and...more

DOL Issues Final Rule and Survey Results on FMLA's 20th Anniversary

February 5, 2013 was the 20th Anniversary of the date President Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act. In conjunction with the anniversary, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule implementing...more

DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing FMLA Amendments Expanding Military Family Leave And Leave For Airline Flight Crew Members

This week, the Department of Labor released its final rule implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act amendments under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 (NDAA) and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections...more

Legal Alert: DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Statutory Amendments To The FMLA

The Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule implementing the changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) made by the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Airline Flight Crew Technical...more

DOL Issues Notice Of Rulemaking To Implement FMLA Amendments

On January 30, 2012, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced that the U.S. Department of Labor is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement new statutory amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act that...more

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