Monday, February 11, 2008

Proposal To Further Expand FMLA Coverage

In addition to the expansion of coverage for military families under the Family and Medical Leave Act (the "FMLA") which I discussed here previously, the U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") today published a proposal to update its regulations under the FMLA. Proposed changes include increased notice obligations for employers so that employees will better understand their FMLA rights, and revising the employee notice rules to minimize workplace disruptions due to unscheduled FMLA absences. A link to the proposed rules appears here.

The DOL has invited comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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