[author: Daniel A. Kaplan]

The Department of Labor issued a Guidebook titled The Employee’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act on June 27th. The Guidebook presents the FMLA in a very reader friendly manner for employees to understand their rights and obligations under the FMLA. The DOL is the Agency responsible for enforcing the FMLA, so it is very useful for employers to also be familiar with how the Agency views its application.