2013 military-leave.jpgIs Congress poised to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act again? Late last month, legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow employees who work part-time or for small employers up to two weeks of leave in connection with a family member’s military deployment, thereby expanding the qualifying exigency provisions

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. 

Late last month, I reported that the Department of Labor had announced proposed changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act regulations with respect to Military Family Leave, Flight Crew FMLA Eligibility and the manner in which employers calculate increments of FMLA leave.

This morning, these proposed regulatory changes were published in the Federal Register (pdf), which means that

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