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FMLA FAQ: Must an Employer Accept FMLA Medical Certification from an Online Health Care Provider? And What If It's an LCPC?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Q: Our employee is trying to support his need for FMLA leave with medical certification from an online health care provider. Is this valid under the FMLA? And What if It’s a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor? A:...more

D.C. Council Introduces Legislation That Would Give D.C. Employees Up to 16 Weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave

On October 6, 2015, the D.C. Council introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2014. If enacted, the proposed law will allow employees in D.C. to take up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave in a 12-month period,...more

DOL Issues Updated FMLA Certification Forms

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued updated health care provider certification forms for employers to provide employees who request leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act. The new forms include the...more

Legal Alert - Updated FMLA Forms Issued by the DOL

by Snell & Wilmer on

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms, updating the previous forms which had expired on February 28, 2015. The new FMLA forms can be found on the DOL’s website....more

The DOL Issues New FMLA Forms

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

The DOL has issued new FMLA leave certification forms. The only changes are a new May 31, 2018 expiration date, a few more instructions from the DOL regulations and a reference to the GINA safe harbor exception....more

DOL Issues Final Rule Providing FMLA Rights To All Workers in Legal Same-Sex Marriages

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Department of Labor issued its Final Rule on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights on February 25, joining the Internal Revenue Service in adopting the “place of celebration”/“state of celebration” test. By virtue of...more

DOL Issues Final FMLA Rule that Offers Equal Leave Rights to Same-Sex Spouses

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule regarding the definition of “spouse” for purposes of the Family and Medical Leave Act. The rule changes the definition of the term “spouse” from one...more

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

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

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

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

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

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

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

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

The FMLA Turns 20 Today; The DOL Celebrates With Curious Survey Results About The Use Of FMLA

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Happy 20th Birthday, FMLA! On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act, making it the very first piece of legislation he signed into law as President. ...more

DOL Issues Guidance On Definition Of "Son Or Daughter" Under FMLA

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued additional guidance to employers regarding the definition of “son or daughter” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as it relates to an adult child. Under the FMLA, an...more

Legal Alert: Department Of Labor Issues New Guidance Clarifying FMLA Qualifying Leave

by FordHarrison on

The Department of Labor (DOL) has clarified the definition of "son or daughter" to now permit an eligible employee to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child who is incapable of...more

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