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DOL Issues Final Regulations Implementing the 2009 FMLA Amendments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employment And Labor Alert: FMLA Changes Go Into Effect Next Friday, March 8

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations that go into effect on March 8, 2013. These regulations include revisions to the required postings and optional use forms,...more

Employers Must Begin Using Updated FMLA Forms And Poster Starting March 8, 2013

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor issued final new rules regarding the amendments to military family leave, flight crew eligibility and a handful of other relatively minor issues. ...more

Final FMLA Military Leave Regulations Issued

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued final regulations addressing an amendment to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that requires employers covered by the FMLA to provide certain types of military-related...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

DOL Issues Final FMLA Regulations

On February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Final Rule implementing important expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) relating to the military leave provisions and the eligibility for and...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

DOL Issues Final Rule Expanding FMLA Leave for Military Family Members

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued a Final Rule implementing recent Family and Medical Leave Act amendments expanding the leave which employers must provide to military family members. The Final...more

DOL Expands FMLA Coverage for Military Family Leave

To mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released the results of a study showing “employers generally find it easy to comply with the law,...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

eTrends - DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing Amendments to the FMLA

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

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

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

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