Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act

fmla poster.pngEarlier 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.  At the time, I covered those changes at some length here

Perhaps a bit lost in the changes to the regulations, however, is the obligation to begin using updated

main1.pngThis week, the Department of Labor released its final rule implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act amendments under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 (NDAA) and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (AFCTCA).  The final regulation also revises a handful of existing regulatory provisions, and removes the model FMLA forms from the appendices

On February 15, the Department of Labor published proposed regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act in three specific areas: 1) Military Family Leave; 2) Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility; and 3) the manner in which employers calculate increments of FMLA leave.  We summarized those changes here.

Public comments originally were due by April 16, 2012. 

f18_2hr.jpgOn January 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor announced proposed changes to Family and Medical Leave Act regulations (pdf) in three specific areas: 1) Military Family Leave; 2) Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility; and 3) the manner in which employers calculate increments of FMLA leave.  Rules for the first two have been expected for some

Last fall, Congress passed and the President signed several amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act, including an expansion of military leave (2010 Defense Department Authorization Bill) and a relaxation of the hours requirement for airline employees (Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act).

Congress’ willingness to amend portions of the FMLA in 2009 may be a sign of things to come in 2010.  The above FMLA legislation constitutes just a fraction of the FMLA bills under consideration in Congress.  Click on the link below for a summary of FMLA legislation currently pending in Congress as well as its status.


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