Proposed FMLA Regs Shed Light on New Leave Requirements for Military Families

February 27, 2008 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

Update: New FMLA regs issued by DOL on November 14, 2008

When Congress amended the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to grant additional leave entitlements to certain employees with family members in the military, its heart was in the right place. After all, who can argue against that type of leave?

Unfortunately for employers, Congress didn’t seem to think things through very carefully in drafting the legislation. First, by leaving out an effective date, it ensured that the legislation would — for the most part — be effective immediately. Then, by leaving a lot of the law’s specific requirements up to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to interpret and even decide, Congress ensured that there would be a gap of at least several months between the law’s effective date and the DOL’s issuance of regulations.

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DOL Issues Long-Awaited Proposed FMLA Regs

February 12, 2008 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

After many years of promising changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) last week issued new proposed regulations in an attempt to address some of the most common criticisms employers have about the previously issued final FMLA regulations. (You can view the proposed regulations at www.HRhero.com/fmla_update.pdf.)

(Updated Nov. 4, 2008 -  Proposed changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations were recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. The new regulations could be included in the Federal Register before the end of November.)

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When Must Employers Comply with New FMLA Leave Requirements?

February 01, 2008 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

Update: New FMLA regulations issued by DOL on November 14, 2008

The recently enacted military family leave grants two new types of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to the relatives of military personnel. In short, the law requires employers to provide:

  • 12 weeks of leave to employees who have a spouse, parent, or child who is on or has been called to active duty in the Armed Forces when they experience “any qualifying exigency,” and
  • up to 26 weeks of leave to employees who are the spouse, parent, child, or next of kin of a servicemember who incurred a serious injury or illness on active duty in the Armed Forces.

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