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The Family Medical Leave Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1993 to protect employees from negative employment consequences associated with family illness. The FMLA allows covered employees to take... more +
The Family Medical Leave Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1993 to protect employees from negative employment consequences associated with family illness. The FMLA allows covered employees to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave, in order to care for a qualified family member or address a personal medical issue.   Situations covered under the Act include: birth of a child and care of a newborn; placement of an adopted or foster child; serious illness of an employee's spouse, child or parent;  serious illness of the employee that affects ability to perform his/her job; situations arising out of an employee's spouse, child or parent's active military service. Employees who take leave to care for a seriously injured family servicemember are eligible for longer periods of covered leave.  less -

DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

by Miller Canfield on

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY...more

Final Rule Implementing FMLA Amendments Expands Protections for Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a final rule implementing new expanded rights for families of military members and veterans, and greater access to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for airline flight...more

Workplace Word - March 2013: Family and Medical Leave Act Amendments May Impact Company Policies

by Snell & Wilmer on

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies have been the subject of many changes over the past several years. The FMLA entitles an eligible employee to take up to 12 weeks (and in some situations 26 weeks) of unpaid leave...more

Labor Department Issues Regulations Implementing the Military Service Leave Provisions of the FMLA

by Holland & Knight LLP on

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 (2010...more

Act Now Advisory: FMLA UPDATE: Expanded Leave for Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Final Rule will go into effect, implementing regulations expanding Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) protections to military families and airline flight crews,...more

DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

by Miller Canfield on

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2009 addressed the new military leave requirements established in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (FY 2009...more

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Amending FMLA Regulations in Accordance with 2010 Military Leave Amendments

by Cozen O'Connor on

On February 6, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, published a Final Rule amending the regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). The 2013 Final Rule sets forth new regulations...more

DOL Celebrates FMLA's 20th Anniversary by Issuing New Final Rule on FMLA Expansion

by Butler Snow LLP on

The year 2013 marks the 20th anniversary for the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), and on February 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor "celebrated" this milestone by issuing a new final rule ("Final Rule") interpreting...more

Changes To FMLA Service Member Leave Become Effective March 8, 2013

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

On February 5, 2013, the Department of Labor announced the final rules for changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permitted under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010. From the time the act was passed...more

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

by Baker Donelson on

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

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

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

eTrends - DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Amendments to the FMLA

by Smith Anderson on

On February 6, 2013, the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule amending certain regulations under the FMLA to expand...more

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

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

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

FMLA’S Final Rule Expands Protections For Military Families And Airline Flight Crews

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a final rule that will expand Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections to military families and airline flight crews. The final rule...more

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

by Littler on

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

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

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

by FordHarrison on

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

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

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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