Proposed Regulations Would Help Clarify 'Serious' Condition and Improve Certification Rules, but Also Add a New Notification Requirement
The U.S. Labor Department yesterday took a big step toward clarifying some of the most confusing aspects of theAct ( ). The agency issued a series of proposed changes to the law that, if finalized, could help employers administer the complex 15-year-old law and avoid lawsuits.
Today's long-awaited publication of The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993: Proposed Rule calls for, among other things:
- A clearer definition of “serious health conditions” that qualify for .
- A more complete and clear explanation of employee and employer notification requirements.
- More detail on when and how employers can collect FMLA medical certification information from employees and their doctors.
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