Thursday, March 14, 2013

DOL Releases Updated FMLA Advisor

There has been a flurry of activity on the FMLA front lately. For a great rundown of all of the latest changes, check out Robin Shea's rockin' FMLA party: WOO-HOO! New FMLA Regs Take Effect Today (3/6/2013). Here's All You Need.

I was going to bring a box of my finest white zinfandel to the party - but at the last minute I decided to go with the DOL's updated FMLA Advisor. From an email release announcing the update:
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released an updated version of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor. The FMLA Advisor has been updated to reflect the expansions of FMLA protections that became effective on March 8, 2013. The Family and Medical Leave Act was amended to provide families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave currently available to families of military service members and allow more military families to take leave for activities that arise when a service member is deployed. The expansions also address the application of the FMLA to airline personnel and flight crews.

HT: Janine Gismondi, McQuaide Blasko, via email.

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