Family Medical Leave Act Military Service Members

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 -
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Thank You for Your Service: The Broad Protections Granted to Members of the U.S. Military Returning to the Civilian Workforce

Images of American flags and proud men and women in uniform were all around last month, as they are every Memorial Day. It is a good time to reflect on the military service of so many of our fellow citizens....more

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

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

New FMLA Regulations Become Effective March 8, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 20 this year. Many employers have finally come to terms with the major revisions to the FMLA regulations issued on November 17, 2008, which became effective on January 16, 2009....more

Are Additional FMLA Military Family Leave Amendments In The Works?

Is Congress poised to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act again? Late last month, legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow employees who work part-time or for small employers up to...more

Latest Developments Under The FMLA

There is some very interesting news in the world of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)! The Family and Medical Leave Act is a federal law enacted by President Clinton that entitles eligible employees of covered...more

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

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

FMLA's Twentieth Birthday

The Family and Medical Leave Act Turns Twenty - On February 5, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turned 20 years old. Pomp and circumstance aside, the FMLA has certainly been a significant development in...more

Spring Cleaning: Time to Update Some FMLA and I-9 Forms & Posters

For lawyers, anytime there’s a change, it seems to be a big deal. But for employers, change is inevitable and part of business. Indeed, if a new poster is required by employers, most employers simply shrug and order a new...more

New FMLA Regulations Effective: New Notice Poster and Model Forms Available

As of March 8, 2013, employers with 50 or more employees are required to post the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notice poster incorporating the recently issued final regulations, which...more

DOL Issues New FMLA Forms and Notice Poster; Publishes Final Regulations for Military Family Leave

New Poster and Forms - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued revised model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms and notice poster. Although they contain no substantive revisions, the new forms should be...more

New FMLA Regulations Effective Today - March 8, 2013

Last month the DOL issued a Final Rule, which takes effect today, March 8, 2013. While the new regulations may not impact the routine administration of the FMLA for many employers, all employers are required to begin using...more

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

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

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

New FMLA Poster Must Be Up By March 8

If you haven’t done it already, you will want to display the new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster by March 8, 2013. ...more

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

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

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...more

Department Of Labor Expands Military Protections Of FMLA

On February 6, 2013, the Department of Labor announced a final rule that will expand protection for military service members’ families under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The final rule, which can be found here,...more

Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More [Video]

Our latest Corporate Law Report includes a look at how to deal with office relationships, changes to FMLA rules to benefit veterans, an unfortunate tax development for investors in certain California business, and other...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

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

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 Expands FMLA Eligibility To Families Of Eligible Veterans And Military Families

Military family leave, enacted in 2009, provides for two forms of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave benefits related to military service: Qualifying Exigency and Military Caregiver Leave. On February 5, 2013, on the...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

Slow Creep of FMLA Expansion Continues

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) used the Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) 20th anniversary to issue federal regulations implementing statutory changes to the law, a new poster, and three new certification...more

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