On Wednesday, June 27 (tomorrow!), the Department of Labor will host a complimentary webinar to assist employers and employees in better understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act. According to the DOL’s press release highlighting the webinar, it believes “too many workers don’t know about their rights under the FMLA and fail to take advantage of its protections.” Thus, the DOL hopes this webinar “will make the law easier to understand, including recent guidance for nontraditional families.”
The webinar also will include a “general” question and answer session for employees and employers, which will be moderated by an unnamed “FMLA expert.” Interesting teaser. The webinar begins at 2:00 p.m., EDT. Registration is required and can be accessed here.
In conjunction with this webinar, the DOL has published a booklet, “Need Time? The Employee’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act,” which answers common questions about the FMLA.
I’ll be taking notes during the webinar and will report back. In the absence of any regulatory changes or major impending annoucements, don’t expect anything too earth-shattering from the DOL, and therefore, me!